One type of knee surgery is arthroscopy, a common surgical procedure in which a joint is viewed using a tiny camera. This camera looks into the knee through a small lens and projects an image on a TV monitor to allow the orthopedic specialist a clear view of what is inside the joint space.
An arthroscopic knee procedure allows the surgeon to diagnose and treat the knee injury at the same time. According to the American Orthopedic Society, more than 4 million knee arthroscopies are performed each year. This is a safe and effective way to treat the torn ACL.« Back to Glossary Index