Your doctor may recommend arthroscopic surgery to correct chondromalacia of the patella, an ACL tear or a meniscus tear. Learning more about the types of knee surgery will help you understand why the specialist recommends it, what the procedure involves, and the results you may expect.

What are the types of Arthroscopic Knee Surgeries?

In addition to the various types of other knee surgeries, Dr. Chronister specializes in arthroscopic surgery to correct an ACL tear, meniscus tear, or chondromalacia of the patella. If your knee cap is out of line, has been for most of your life, and nonsurgical methods of reducing the inflammation no longer keep the condition from worsening, or you just cannot stand the pain any longer, your surgeon may recommend a type of knee surgery that involves arthroscopic smoothing of the kneecap and lateral release, a relatively easy surgical procedure to correct chondromalacia of the patella.

​Knee Surgery for a Meniscus Tear

If your knee is painful, swelling and locking up, your knee specialist may order an MRI, and then recommend arthroscopic surgery to repair or remove a torn meniscus (cartilage). This is an outpatient surgical procedure with three tiny incisions on the knee.

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Knee Surgery for a Meniscus Tear

If your knee is painful, swelling and locking up, your knee specialist may order an MRI, and then recommend arthroscopic surgery to repair or remove a torn meniscus (cartilage). This is an outpatient surgical procedure with three tiny incisions on the knee.

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Arthroscopic ACL Surgery

If you feel like your knee popped out or a bone in your knee moved, and your knee is painful and swollen, you may have a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament. Left untreated, the knee will likely remain unstable. There is also about an 80% chance you will suffer significant secondary problems.

An ACL tear is a common sports injury, and specialists typically recommend active individuals undergo ACL surgery to correct the problem. 

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