About knee arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy is a type of minimally-invasive (keyhole) surgery that is used to diagnose and treat knee pain.
Using an instrument called an arthroscope, the orthopaedic surgeon can look inside the knee to diagnose and treat certain types of injury, infection or inflammation. An arthroscope is a thin flexible tube with a camera at one end. Tiny surgical instruments can be fed through the tube to repair tissue damage and take biopsies.
You may be offered the procedure if have pain or if your knee it prone to catching or giving way. It may not be suitable for degenerative conditions such as knee osteoarthritis.