Sumit Dewanjee, MD
Orthopedic Surgery located in Tempe, AZ & Phoenix, AZ
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that allows surgeons to diagnose and treat diseases and injuries that affect the knee. Sumit Dewanjee, MD, at FXRX Inc. in Tempe, Chandler, and Phoenix, Arizona, is a skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon. He uses the most advanced tools and techniques when performing knee surgery, including knee arthroscopy. Call the office or schedule an appointment online today.
Knee Arthroscopy Q&A
What is knee arthroscopy?
A knee arthroscopy, also known as a knee scope, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure Dr. Dewanjee performs using tiny incisions and a special surgical camera. Dr. Dewanjee typically performs knee arthroscopy as an outpatient procedure.
The minimally invasive surgical tool and technique allow Dr. Dewanjee to both diagnose and treat conditions that affect the knee.
When would I need knee arthroscopy?
Dr. Dewanjee conducts a comprehensive evaluation to determine if you need a knee arthroscopy. He uses the minimally invasive procedure to treat many common knee injuries and conditions, including:
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear reconstruction
- Posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) reconstruction
- Medial collateral ligament (MCL) reconstruction
- Lateral collateral ligament (LCL) repair or reconstruction
- Meniscus repair
- Meniscus transplant surgery
- Cartilage regeneration
The most common knee arthroscopy procedure Dr. Dewanjee performs is the meniscectomy. During a meniscectomy, Dr. Dewanjee trims damaged cartilage to ease knee pain.
Dr. Dewanjee has fellowship training in performing all types of knee arthroscopy procedures and has successfully performed hundreds of surgeries.
What happens during a knee arthroscopy?
The specifics of a knee arthroscopy procedure depend on your diagnosis and surgical plan. Dr. Dewanjee customizes your surgery and reviews what you can expect at your pre-surgery visit.
During knee arthroscopy, Dr. Dewanjee makes a small incision to insert the arthroscope, which is a flexible, lighted tube with a camera that allows him to see the inside structure of your knee without having to make a large incision.
Dr. Dewanjee inspects your knee and makes additional incisions for the surgical instruments he needs to perform the necessary procedure. He may shave soft tissue and repair or reconstruct ligament or cartilage.
How long is recovery following knee arthroscopy?
Recovery following knee arthroscopy varies and depends on the type of surgery Dr. Dewanjee performs. However, you can expect a faster recovery following knee arthroscopy than a traditional open knee procedure.
Dr. Dewanjee provides specific instructions about recovery following your knee arthroscopy, including activity modifications and physical therapy to support healing and help you get back to your active lifestyle as quickly as possible.
Find out more about knee arthroscopy by scheduling an appointment at FXRX Inc. over the phone or online today.
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