Arthroscopic Knee Surgery - Surgery Basics
Arthroscopic knee surgery has been a major scientific advance in knee surgery over past decades. The word arthroscopy comes from the meaning joint or arthro and view or scopy. It means that the knee surgeon will be able to view the patient's knee via a small incision, via which is inserted the arthroscope (a small camera about the size of a pen or pencil) into the knee joint. Like any camera, this signal is sent elsewhere - in this case to a computer monitor. On the monitor, the knee surgeon can see the knee structures in extremely fine detail.
What are the advantages of arthroscopic knee surgery?
There are many. First, less anesthetic is needed to be used, less cutting and wounding of tissues, and ultimately less recovery time for the patient. Nonetheless, this procedure is not applicable to all patients. Perhaps friends or loved ones have had arthrosopic knee surgery; this does not mean it applies to all patients.
The first step is an intensive consultation with one of our San Francisco-based knee surgeons, many of whom specialize in arthrosopic knee surgery as well as other types of knee surgery. An expert consultation in one of our San Francisco knee surgeon's offices is the first step towards the road of recovery from knee pain. If you are in Marin or San Mateo counties, a convenient drive into San Francisco for the consultation will be the first step.
About the Joint Replacement Center - CPMC, San Francisco
The Joint Replacement Center is a branch of the Department of Orthopedic Surgery, based in San Francisco, California and treating patients in San Francisco, Marin County, Oakland, and throughout the greater San Francisco Bay Area. Our top orthopedic surgeons provide specialized surgical services for treating conditions of the hip, knee and shoulder. We consider our surgical team to be among the best surgeons, physicians, nurses, and doctors, working together to provide personalized treatment plans for procedures such as joint replacement, total or partial knee replacement surgery, total or partial hip replacement surgery, shoulder surgery and even elbow surgeries. If you are looking to consult with one of the top Bay Area joint, hip, knee, elbow or shoulder surgeons, reach out and make an appointment. The first step towards finding the best surgeon for you is an initial consultation.
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