The knee is a joint that is often injured during physical activity, but can also be affected by painful diseases, such as osteoarthritis. Knee surgery may be recommended when the injury or pain is severe enough to affect knee function.
While many different conditions may be treated with knee surgery, osteoarthritis is the most common disease requiring knee surgery. Sports injuries are also common causes. Depending on the specific injury or damage to the knee, different procedures such as knee replacement surgery or knee arthroscopic surgery may be recommended.
During the knee replacement surgery, doctors replace tendons, ligaments and bone with metal, plastic or donor prosthetics. This is oftentimes used for severe arthritis. For qualified patients, the knee arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive replacement option where doctors used a small tube and specialized tools inserted through small incisions to complete the surgery.
For other injuries like torn ligaments usually caused by sports accidents, knee repair can be completed using the minimally invasive arthroscopy procedure to complete a graft of the ligament. Doctors at Florida Hospital are dedicated to these advanced knee surgery procedures to improve patient’s recovery and the surgery success.
See if you are a candidate for minimally invasive knee surgery. Schedule an appointment at Florida Hospital today.