Knee Arthroscopy Surgery
Minimally Invasive Knee Arthroscopy Procedure
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive outpatient surgical procedure commonly used to treat cases of torn meniscus cartilage or an injured anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Using a small scope and micro instruments, Aurora Health Care orthopedic surgeons can view, repair or remove the damaged cartilage.
Since only small incisions are used, knee arthroscopy surgery allows most patients to recover quickly. In fact, in the simplest cases of knee arthroscopy, some patients regain knee function without formal physical therapy. Others may experience stiffness, swelling or pain as a result of knee arthroscopy surgery, and may require physical therapy for 3–12 weeks.
When physical therapy is critical to the success of knee arthroscopy surgery, Aurora Health Care's coordinated team of caregivers streamlines the therapy process. Primary care physicians, orthopedic surgeons and therapists typically work from the same location, making it easier for the entire team to be "on the same page." Our one-on-one orthopedic rehabilitation services are designed to help you quickly restore function, reduce pain and rediscover the activities you enjoy.
Learn more about the knee arthroscopy procedure by viewing this video.