Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery is a high-tech way for Melbourne, FL, patients to get fully functioning knees again. The doctors at First Choice Medical Group specialize in Orthopaedic Surgery, Neurology, and Sports Medicine, including arthroscopic surgeries of all kinds.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Q & A

What is Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a high-tech surgical procedure that is as minimally invasive as possible. It allows the surgeon to see and access the knee joint without having to create a major incision. A tiny camera, known as an arthroscope, is placed in a very small incision in the knee area. This camera relays images of the knee joint back to the surgeon via video monitor. This allows for an up-close view that is particularly useful during surgery. The surgeon will then control very small surgical instruments, inserted through tiny incisions, to perform the surgical correction as he views the video monitor.

What Are the Benefits of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a much less invasive way to do knee surgery than traditional techniques. Traditionally, knee surgery was called "open" surgery and required a fairly large incision. With arthroscopic knee surgery, the incisions are extremely small. This means shorter surgical procedures, easier healing, less bleeding, and faster recovery in most cases. While arthroscopic knee surgery is still a surgical procedure, it is far less invasive and easier to recover from than open knee surgery.

When is Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Indicated?

For patients who are unable to get relief from nonsurgical treatments, arthroscopic knee surgery may be the answer. This type of surgery is often recommended for cases like torn meniscus repair, torn meniscus removal, removal of bone fragments, removal of excess cartilage, and correction of knee infections.

What Type of Anesthesia is Used in Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?

The type of anesthesia used in arthroscopic knee surgery depends on the patients and what is best for them. Local anesthesia is often a good choice because it numbs only the area being operated on. With regional anesthesia, the patient will be numbed from the waist down. Finally, general anesthesia is used for patients who need to be completely asleep for the surgery.


At First Choice Medical Group, our staff aims at providing every patient with the highest quality healthcare. If you have any questions about the insurance policies we accept, please call our office. We are proud to partner with you to help you afford the healthcare that you need.

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    "Dr. Harrison has done both my should surgeries and I can't say enough good things about him. He helped ease my mind and my recovery was incredible."

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