Knee arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical method,that treats a large number of shoulder conditions. Arthroscopy has almost completely replaced traditional arthroscopy and is one of the most common orthopedic procedures. The surgeon, using a small camera (arthroscope) inserted through a small incision, will examine the area around and above the joint, i.e. tissues, cartilage, bones, tendons and ligaments. Arthroscopic tools are inserted through one to three smaller incisions and the process of correcting damage to muscles, tendons or cartilage begins.


The indications for arthroscopic knee surgery are: 

  • Rupture of the meniscus (partial resection or stapling)

  • Rupture of the anterior and posterior cruciate ligament (ligamentoplasty)

  • Treatment of a meniscus discoid meniscus

  • Cartilage lesions (osteochondral fractures)

  • Knee bone fractures (arthroscopically assisted reduction and osteosynthesis of knee fractures)

  • Patellar luxation

  • Hyaline fold syndrome

  • Treatment of hymenial chondromatosis/large cell hymenitis

  • Flushing of the joint in case of inflammation

Advantages of shoulder arthroscopy

  • Minimal injury to the soft tissues of the joint,

  • Bloodless surgery,

  • Less post-operative pain,

  • Faster post-operative recovery


Although uncommon, complications can occur during or after arthroscopy. Local complications of arthroscopic procedures
(<1%) may include infection, venous thrombosis, bleeding, and vessel-nerve injury.

Postoperative course

Depending on the surgery, the length of hospital stay varies from 2 hours to 1 day, depending , depending on the severity of the surgery. Postoperatively, our patients receive a detailed recovery and exercise program. Their close post-operative monitoring ensures a smooth recovery. In general, a program of movement therapy exercises and strengthening of the knee muscles is performed. The rehabilitation program depends directly on the arthroscopic surgery performed and is individualised for each patient.

Depending on the type of surgery, driving is usually allowed 1 to 3 weeks postoperatively.