Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique used in the treatment of sports medicine injuries. It involves the use of a fiber-optic camera, which we place into a joint through a small incision in order to visualize ligaments, cartilage, and soft tissue. Through another small incision, we can then use small instruments to remove or repair broken or damaged tissue.
Arthroscopy of the knee with ACL reconstruction is indicated for patients who have torn or ruptured the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee. Reconstruction is imperative in order to stabilize the knee and protect the cartilage of the knee from damage, which can result in early arthritis of the knee.