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Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

03 May 2012
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Photo courtesy of Alcor Life Extension Foundation [CC-BY-2.5 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.5)], from Wikimedia Commons


What is it?

Arthroscopic knee surgery is minimally invasive surgery in which a small flexible tube (arthroscope) is inserted through a small incision to allow the surgeon to view the required site in the knee joint on a display monitor.

Another incision allows the insertion of surgical instruments. The arthroscope allows the surgeon to inspect, diagnose and repair tissues.

 


Image source: Wikimedia Commons – Surgery