A knee arthroscopy, or keyhole surgery, is a minimally invasive procedure that enables orthopedic surgeons to perform minor procedures or diagnostic tests.
Degenerative conditions or injuries to the cartilage (meniscus tear) may cause disorders of movement (‘locked knee’) requiring removal or debridement of the loose cartilage.
Minor chondral damage can be treated with chondroplasty procedures.
Diagnostic procedures such as a biopsy looking for infection can be helpful in the management of a painful knee replacement.
The procedure is done at Life Orthopaedic Hospital as a day case, and patients may need to use crutches for a few days while the small wounds heal.