Arthroscopy Procedures in Fort Worth
Arthroscopy is an advanced technique that allows a Medical City Fort Worth orthopedic surgeon to explore the inside of your knee joint, using a pencil-size instrument called an arthroscope. The device contains a miniature, high-resolution video camera.
Inserted into the knee through a “keyhole” incision, the arthroscope transmits real-time video of the interior of the joint to a nearby television monitor. At the same time, your surgeon can insert surgical instruments through other small incisions in the knee, in order to remove or repair any damaged tissue the video images reveal to him.
Signs that you may be a candidate for an arthroscopic knee procedure include swelling and persistent pain. Ligament injuries are also another common cause for arthroscopic knee repair.