Orthopedic surgeons use arthroscopy to diagnose and treat joint problems. An arthroscope is a small, tube shaped instrument that is used to look inside a joint.
To help the orthopedist determine your treatment, you'll need a physical exam, a medical history profile, and a description of symptoms.
Joint Replacement Surgery
Joint replacement is a surgical procedure to remove and replace an arthritic or damaged joint with an artificial joint, called a prosthesis.
Knee Pain and Problems
Common knee problems include sprains, strains, torn cartilage, and arthritis.
Knee Replacement Surgery
When a knee is severely damaged by disease or injury, an artificial knee replacement may be considered.
Ligament Injuries to the Knee
The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common ligaments to be injured. Learn about the four major ligaments of the knee.
Meniscus tears can occur during a rotating movement while bearing weight, such as when twisting the upper leg while the foot stays in one place during sports and other activities.
For most orthopedic disorders and injuries, more than one form of treatment may be appropriate.