Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that is used to diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. The procedure involves making a very small incision and inserting a tiny camera — called an arthroscope — into your knee. Thus, allowing your surgeon to view the inside of the joint on a screen. The surgeon can then investigate a problem with the knee and, if necessary, correct the issue using small instruments within the arthroscope.
There aren’t many risks to the procedure, plus the outlook is good for most patients. Your recovery time will depend on the severity of the knee problem and the complexity of the procedure.
Arthroscopic surgery can help diagnose and treat several knee injuries, including torn ligaments, torn meniscus, pieces of torn cartilage in the joint, patella that’s out of position, removal of a Baker’s cyst, fractures in the knee bones, and swollen lining of the joint.
A Knee Arthroscopy can cost upwards of USD 4,008 in India.