Knee arthroscopy-Minimally Invasive Knee Repair-Todd Pitts, M.D.
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Knee Scopes

knee arthroscopy

Orthopaedic Surgeon - Todd Pitts, M.D., Abilene, Texas

Sports injuries are what got me interested in orthopaedics. My goal is to get you back to competing, playing and enjoying your life, whatever sport or activity you love.

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows doctors to view the knee joint without making a large incision (cut) through the skin and other soft tissues. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat a wide range of knee problems.

During knee arthroscopy, your surgeon inserts a small camera, called an arthroscope, into your knee joint. The camera displays pictures on a video monitor, and your surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.

Because the arthroscope and surgical instruments are thin, your surgeon can use very small incisions, rather than the larger incision needed for open surgery. This results in less pain for patients, less joint stiffness, and often shortens the time it takes to recover and return to favorite activities.

-PubMed.com