Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic surgery is a technique for performing an operation using pen-shaped instruments with a miniature video camera attached to the end.

Arthroscopic procedures can be performed either to evaluate or to treat many orthopedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage.

The advantage of arthroscopy over traditional open surgery is that the joint does not have to be opened up fully. Instead, only two small incisions are made – one for the arthroscope and one for the surgical instruments to be used in the knee cavity to fully remove the kneecap.

This reduces recovery time and may increase the rate of surgical success due to less trauma being inflicted to the connective tissue. It is especially useful for professional athletes, who frequently injure knee joints and require fast healing time. There is also less scarring, because of the smaller incisions.

At Metropolitan Orthopedics, Dr. Lerner is committed to furthering his education. Dr. Lerner will perform this state of the art procedure; utilizing the latest innovations in athroscopic surgery to effectively diagnose and treat your injuries, helping you recover quickly.