Arthroscopic Knee Surgeon in Raleigh, NC
What is arthroscopic knee surgery?
Knee arthroscopy or arthroscopic knee surgery is a procedure that utilizes minimally-invasive surgical techniques to access your knee joint. An arthroscope is a fiber-optic video camera that magnifies and illuminates the structures inside the joint. This provides an extraordinarily detailed view of the entire joint.
Small instruments are introduced through a second small incision to repair or reconstruct any injured structure. Knee arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive but comprehensive method of treating knee injuries. Dr. Dare, a Raleigh-based orthopedic surgeon, offers arthroscopic knee surgery to address a wide range of sports-related injuries and conditions.
Why is arthroscopic knee surgery performed?
Dr. Dare may recommend undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery to restore your function and relieve knee pain associated with any of the following knee injuries and conditions:
What does arthroscopic knee surgery involve?
During arthroscopic knee surgery, Dr. David Dare makes 2 small incisions in the front of your knee. The arthroscope is inserted through this incision into your knee joint and permits a comprehensive view of the knee joint. Then, special surgical tools are inserted through the second incision to reconstruct or repair the injured structure.
Arthroscopic surgery allows Dr. Dare to repair your knee without the need for open surgery. Arthroscopy requires only a few small incisions, causing less pain and a quicker recovery.
After the procedure, you’ll likely be able to return home that same day, depending on the extent of your injury and recovery process. Dr. David Dare will give you specific instructions on what you can expect during your recovery and any next steps.
What are the benefits of undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery with Dr. Dare?
Dr. Dare is committed to providing each of his patients with comprehensive sports medicine care that is personalized to your unique needs and helps you recover quickly. Choosing to undergo arthroscopic knee repair surgery with Dr. Dare offers you the following benefits:
- Minimally-invasive procedure
- Speedier recovery
- Less chance of infection and other complications following open surgery
- Quicker return to active lifestyle and sports
- Can treat a wide range of knee conditions and injuries
- Outpatient procedure
If you believe you may need knee arthroscopy, consult an orthopedic specialist. Dr. David Dare is a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and knee surgery. His primary goal is to develop an effective treatment plan using the least invasive techniques to relieve your knee pain, restore function, and get you back to feeling your best. Call 919.781.5600 or fill out the form on this page to schedule an appointment with Dr. Dare today.