Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Specialist

M. Scott True, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

M. Scott True, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Hip and Knee Replacement and Reconstruction located in West Chester, OH & Cincinnati, OH

To reduce postoperative pain and recovery time, M. Scott True, MD, and the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine use minimally invasive surgical tools and techniques. This includes arthroscopic knee surgery to repair knee injuries and joint damage. To schedule an arthroscopic knee surgery consultation, call the office in West Chester or Cincinnati, Ohio, or book an appointment online today.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Q&A

What is arthroscopic knee surgery?

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive procedure the team at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine uses to repair knee injuries or damaged tissue. 

During the procedure, Dr. True makes a small incision and inserts an arthroscope into the knee joint. The arthroscope is a surgical camera that acts as a visual tool during surgery that projects live-action images of your joint onto a computer screen, preventing the need for a large incision. 

Your orthopedic surgeon inserts small surgical instruments through additional tiny incisions to perform the necessary procedure. 

When is arthroscopic knee surgery needed?

Dr. True and the Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team determine when you need arthroscopic knee surgery. 

In most cases, the team first takes a nonsurgical approach to managing knee injuries and diseases. However, when nonsurgical measures fail to improve your symptoms, you may need knee surgery.

The team uses arthroscopic knee surgery to treat:

  • A torn meniscus
  • A torn or damaged cruciate ligament
  • Torn pieces of articular cartilage
  • Inflamed synovial tissue
  • Patella misalignment
  • A Baker’s cyst
  • Certain fractures of the knee

The team also performs arthroscopic knee surgery to diagnose knee conditions.  

What happens during arthroscopic knee surgery?

Dr. True and the Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine team perform arthroscopic knee surgery using local, spinal, or general anesthesia. 

First, Dr. True makes 2-3 small incisions around your knee and injects sterile saline solution to open the area and improve visibility. He inserts the arthroscope through one of the incisions, examines the knee, and then inserts the additional surgical tools to perform the procedure. 

After repairing your knee, Dr. True drains the remaining fluid and closes the incisions. 

What happens after arthroscopic knee surgery?

What happens after your arthroscopic knee surgery depends on your need for surgery and your overall health. You may go home the same day, however, some patients may benefit from an overnight stay at the hospital to monitor recovery following their surgery.

Recovery after arthroscopic knee surgery varies, but patients can expect a faster recovery after arthroscopic knee surgery than with traditional open knee surgery.

To schedule an arthroscopic knee surgery consultation at Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine, call the office nearest you or book an appointment using the online scheduling tool today.