Knee Arthroscopy is a surgical technique used to diagnose and treat knee joint problems. By inserting a tiny camera called an arthroscope through a tiny incision in the knee, your surgeon can analyze the condition and, if necessary, correct it. Arthroscopy is used to diagnose knee problems such as a torn meniscus, anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments, and a misaligned patella (kneecap). It is also used to diagnose fractures, swelling, and cysts. For most people, the procedure can be done in less than two hours and patients usually go home on the same day.
The video below demonstrates the procedure: