Tropeano Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Phone (256) 715-2414

209 W spring St
Sylacauga, Alabama 35150
(at Coosa Valley Medical Center)

Arthroscopic Surgery of the Knee

Many knee problems can be resolved through Arthroscopy. In this surgical technique the physician inserts a needle-shaped fiber optic telescope, or arthroscope, into the joint through an incision approximately ¼ inch in length. Fluid is dispersed into the joint to stretch it and to enable viewing of the joint structures through the arthroscope's magnifying lenses. Then, utilizing instruments as small as 1/10 inch, corrective surgery is performed. Usually offered as an outpatient procedure, arthroscopy causes less trauma than traditional, more invasive surgeries to the knee muscles, ligaments and tissues.