Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Performed in Monroe Township, NJ, to Diagnose and Treat Knee Joint Issues
Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that can be used to diagnose and treat knee pain and its various causes. The board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at New Jersey Sports Medicine in Monroe Township, NJ, are experienced in using arthroscopy and other advanced techniques to relieve pain, enhance flexibility, and improve performance. Our goal is to identify and address the underlying issue using the most conservative approach possible.
At New Jersey Sports Medicine, we may recommend arthroscopic knee surgery to pinpoint the source of knee pain, or to treat a previously diagnosed knee injury or condition, such as:
- A torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL or PCL)
- A torn meniscus (knee joint cartilage)
- An out-of-position patella (knee cap)
- Loose pieces of torn cartilage in a knee joint
- A Baker’s cyst
- A knee fracture
- A swollen synovium (knee joint lining)
Arthroscopy can be an effective alternative to traditional open knee surgery. Trauma to the surgical area is greatly reduced and recovery time can be substantially diminished. After making a few very small incisions and inserting a tiny camera (arthroscope), a surgeon can view the interior of the knee joint on an external monitor and, if necessary, address the issue using small instruments within the arthroscope.
Physical therapy is often an important part of the recovery process that follows knee surgery. The in-house physical therapists at New Jersey Sports Medicine in Monroe Township, New Jersey, work closely with our patients and surgeons to create individualized rehabilitation programs designed to build strength and restore function. Because many of us are athletes ourselves, we take particular pride in watching our patients meet and exceed their performance goals.
If you’d like to discuss arthroscopic knee surgery and other treatment options with an orthopedic specialist at New Jersey Sports Medicine, contact us to schedule an appointment at our office in Monroe Township, NJ.