Knee Procedures

Knee Procedures

ACL Reconstruction

ACL reconstruction surgery is performed to replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the knee with a new ligament. The new ligament will either be taken from another area in the patient's body (such as a tendon in the knee or hamstring) or will come from a donor. The surgeon typically uses an arthroscope and small surgical tools to remove the old ligament and tissue, make tunnels in the bone and attach the new ligament. ACL reconstruction is usually performed using a general anesthetic.


ACL Reconstruction with Hamstring

ACL reconstruction surgery is performed to replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament in the knee with a new ligament. In this types of surgery, the new ligament is created using tendons from the patient's hamstring. The surgeon typically uses an arthroscope and small surgical tools to remove the old ligament and tissue, make tunnels in the bone and attach the new ligament. ACL reconstruction is usually performed using a general anesthetic.


Cartilage Repair

Cartilage is material that coats bones and provides cushion between joints. A surgeon can use an arthroscope to clean out debris in the knee and repair damaged cartilage in the joint. Cartilage repair is usually performed on an outpatient basis using a regional anesthetic.


Joint Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a type of surgical procedure using an arthroscope. Inserted into a joint, this device allows the surgeon to see joint surfaces, ligaments, tendons and cartilage to diagnose problems or perform surgery to correct problems. Arthroscopic surgery can be performed on any joint, although it is most commonly used in the commonly performed on shoulders, knees and ankles. The benefits of arthroscopy as opposed to traditional open surgery is that it is less painful, less costly, results in less scarring and requires less recovery time and usually can be performed on an outpatient basis.


Meniscus Repair

The meniscus is the C-shaped cartilage in the knee joints. There are two meniscuses in each knee. When the knee is twisted, the meniscus can tear. These tears can be repaired using an arthroscope and small surgical tools.


Total Knee Replacement

A surgical procedure to remove a severely damaged knee joint and replace it with an artificial joint typically made or metal or plastic. The goals of knee replacement surgery are to relieve pain, allow for normal range of motion, and restore strength and function in the knee joint. Knee replacement surgery usually is performed using a general anesthetic.

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