Knee Arthroscopy is a surgical technique doctors use 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. Further, arthroscopy can diagnose knee problems such as a torn meniscus. Arthroscopy can also diagnose anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments, and a misaligned patella (kneecap). In addition, it can 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: