Knee Aarthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the inside of the joint is examined using special camera systems. Nowadays, arthroscopic surgery can be performed for almost all joints, but the most popular and commonly performed one is knee arthroscopy. It is a highly effective technique for both the diagnosis and treatment of all pathologies inside the knee. The majority of patients who undergo this surgery can be discharged on the same day or the following day and can return to their normal lives in a short period of time.

The operation is generally performed with regional (local) anesthesia. The knee arthroscopy surgeries, listed in order of frequency, are:

  1. Meniscus surgery: There are two types of meniscus tears, inner and outer, and the surgery typically involves removing or repairing the torn area.

  2. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgery: This is one of the most important causes of instability and sliding in the knee. It can be completely reconstructed using closed methods.

  3. Cartilage lesions: Treatment can be done by removing the lesion or by implanting parts from the patient or from outside, depending on the size of the lesion.

  4. Osteoarthritis treatment: This is done by cleaning out osteophytes and intra-articular loose bodies.

  5. Rheumatologic diseases: This is mainly done for synovectomy and other pathologies mentioned above.

Plica syndrome and intra-articular adhesions can also be treated with arthroscopic surgery.

The most important complication of arthroscopic surgery is deep vein thrombosis, which is extremely rare. Knee arthroscopy procedures are successfully performed in our clinic.