Arthroscopic Knee Surgery and Other Treatment Options for Joint Pain in Freehold, NJ
Arthroscopic knee surgery can be used to diagnose and treat a variety of knee injuries. This innovative technique is performed with an arthroscope, which is a thin viewing instrument that incorporates a tiny light source and camera. At New Jersey Sports Medicine in Freehold, NJ, our board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons are experienced in performing arthroscopy and other advanced surgical techniques to help athletes of all levels get back into the game.
Arthroscopic knee surgery can be very effective for identifying and addressing knee conditions like meniscal tears and cartilage degeneration. Typically, here’s what happens during a procedure:
- A surgeon creates a small incision in the knee and inserts an arthroscope.
- Working with the arthroscope, the surgeon shines a light into the joint interior and uses the camera to create high-quality images that are magnified and projected onto an external monitor.
- The surgeon may administer sterile fluid to expand the joint, which can further enhance visibility and make it easier to work within this tight space.
- As necessary, the surgeon may use other specialized instruments to repair or remove damaged tissue.
- Because the surgeon is able to view detailed images of the joint structure, the procedure can generally be completed without large incisions.
At New Jersey Sports Medicine, our goal is to serve, educate, and provide peak performance care for active members of the Freehold, New Jersey, community. Our conservative approach to the assessment and treatment of orthopedic conditions focuses on quickly and safely returning patients to their pre-injury function, emphasizing the use of nonsurgical therapies and minimally invasive surgery, such as arthroscopic knee surgery, whenever possible. We aim to find and address the unique underlying cause of each injury to reduce pain, enhance movement, and improve performance.
Following arthroscopic knee surgery, most patients can benefit from physical therapy, which can help rebuild muscle strength and facilitate the return to activity. The in-house physical therapists at New Jersey Sports Medicine work closely with our patients to develop personalized physical therapy programs to meet their individual needs. Throughout the journey back from an injury, we provide ongoing encouragement to our patients and take pride in watching them achieve their 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 a consultation at our office in Freehold, NJ, which serves as a convenient hub for both physician appointments and physical therapy.