A knee arthroscopy is often referred to as “keyhole surgery”. Using an arthroscope and special instruments the inside of the knee is examined through two or sometimes three small incisions around the knee.
In certain patients this can give long lasting relief of arthritic symptoms and delay the requirement for more extensive surgery.
Knee arthroscopy can often be performed as a day case (i.e. the patient is discharged home on the same day as the surgery)
These are some of the normal structures that can be seen through the arthroscope when looking into the knee joint.
Information on knee arthroscopy