Knee Surgery

Knee surgery is undertaken by an Orthopaedic Surgeon. Knee surgery includes knee replacement surgery or arthroplasty, to remove part or all of a damaged or diseased knee joint. In general, the surgery consists of replacing the joint surfaces with artificial components. This may be done with open surgery under general or regional anaesthetic. Knee arthroscopy is common and less invasive. It involves small incisions being made on the knee through which is inserted a flexible instrument with a camera attached (arthroscope). This allows examination of the joint, diagnosis of problems and, in some cases, various repairs to damaged tissue, ligaments and some bone fractures.

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