The Advantages of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

The Advantages of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

When you have knee pain that’s not getting better with conservative measures, you may need surgery just to find out what’s wrong. However, open surgery with large incisions is a thing of the past.

Arthroscopic knee surgery offers many benefits, such as a much shorter recovery time, as you eliminate your pain.

At Mehling Orthopedics, our highly specialized team offers a number of different orthopedic treatments, including arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Brian Mehling and Dr. Pavel Yufit are experts in their field of orthopedic trauma. They get you the customized treatment you need to eliminate your knee pain for good.

Why do you need arthroscopic knee surgery?

Knee pain can have any number of causes. Your pain could be due to an acute injury, or from a degenerative condition like arthritis, which wears your joint down over time.

So what conditions can lead to pain, and ultimately arthroscopic knee surgery? Following are a few of the common reasons you may need surgery because of your knee pain:

More complicated procedures such as cartilage transfers and chondrocyte implantation can also be performed using arthroscopic surgery. These procedures help restore damaged cartilage in your knee joint.

The benefits of arthroscopic knee surgery

While you never want to have to undergo knee surgery, sometimes it’s the best option to get rid of your pain. When that is the case, arthroscopic knee surgery offers a number of advantages over traditional open surgical procedures. A few of the benefits of arthroscopic surgery include:

Smaller incisions

Because arthroscopic knee surgery is minimally invasive, Dr. Mehling and Dr. Yufit are able to make only a few tiny incisions instead of one bigger incision. This means smaller, less noticeable scars as well.

Shorter recovery time

Because arthroscopic surgery is minimally invasive, you’re able to recover much more quickly than after traditional surgery. Smaller incisions usually means less pain and swelling, which adds time to your recovery from larger surgical procedures.

Less risk of complications

Arthroscopic surgery allows Dr. Mehling and Dr. Yufit to see inside your knee joint without damaging the surrounding tissues. The smaller incisions and decreased tissue damage also mean you have a lower risk of surgical complications, like infection.

Decreased blood loss during surgery

Due to the smaller incisions, there’s much less bleeding in arthroscopic surgery. This also helps lessen the complications after your procedure.

Don’t continue to suffer from unbearable knee pain when arthroscopic surgery could be just the treatment you need. Call one of our offices in Hackensack, New Jersey, or West Islip, New York, to make an appointment with our team today.

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