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Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Specialist

Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C.

Orthopedics & Physical Therapy located in Throgsneck, Bronx, NY

If you need surgery for a knee problem, a minimally invasive arthroscopic approach has significant benefits. Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. is a leading orthopedic surgery practice in the Schuylerville district of the Bronx providing outstanding services to people living in New York City. The team has is highly skilled and has considerable experience in performing arthroscopic knee surgery. To benefit from Louis Rose, MD, and the team’s expertise, call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Q & A

What is arthroscopic knee surgery?

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive approach to treating problems in the knee joint. Minimally invasive surgery offers significant advantages over open surgery, including:

  • Less blood loss
  • Reduced tissue damage
  • Less discomfort
  • Reduced risk of infection
  • Quicker recovery
  • Less scarring

When your surgeon at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. performs arthroscopic knee surgery, they use a slim, flexible tube with a tiny camera, which is the arthroscope.

The camera on the arthroscope sends back video images to a monitor in the operating room, so when your surgeon inserts the arthroscope into a small incision in your knee, it allows them to see the inside of the joint in detail.

Your surgeon makes another small incision for the arthroscopic surgical instruments, which they guide using the images from the arthroscope.

Why would I need arthroscopic knee surgery?

Most knee problems respond well to a combination of conservative treatments that could include:

  • Rest
  • Activity modification
  • Bracing
  • Physical therapy
  • Medications
  • Corticosteroid injections
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Stem cell therapy

In some cases, these initial treatments don’t have much success, and in others, the injury might be one that can’t heal without surgical intervention. In these cases, arthroscopic knee surgery is the next step.

For what procedures is arthroscopic knee surgery used?

Using arthroscopic knee surgery, the team at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. can:

  • Repair meniscal tears
  • Remove a torn meniscus
  • Reconstruct the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament)
  • Remove inflamed synovial tissue
  • Trim damaged cartilage
  • Remove loose bone fragments
  • Treat patella (kneecap) problems
  • Treat knee infections

Not every patient is a suitable candidate for arthroscopic knee surgery, but your provider at Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. uses this approach wherever it’s going to offer the best outcomes.

Regaining optimal use of your knee depends on you undergoing a course of physical therapy after arthroscopic knee surgery. Your physical therapist helps restore the range of motion and build up strength and flexibility in your muscles and connective tissues. You also need to follow a program of exercises during your rehabilitation.

In most cases, you can return to your normal activities about six to eight weeks after having arthroscopic knee surgery. The exception is ligament reconstruction, which requires a longer recovery period.

If you have a problem with your knees and want to learn more about arthroscopic knee surgery, call Throgs Neck Multi Care, P.C. today to schedule a consultation or book an appointment online.

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