Your knees support you all your life. No wonder knee is a commonly injured joint, especially among athletes, older and overweight people. Conservative treatments are not the solution to all problems and open surgery may be risky. To treat knee conditions that require surgery, one of the best knee doctors in Phoenix offers least invasive arthroscopic surgery. Here are the knee conditions that knee arthroscopy can treat.
The meniscus is the knee’s shock absorber. Tears in the meniscus may occur as a result of an acute injury or wear and tear. For meniscal tear patients, minimally invasive arthroscopic surgery of the knee is often recommended by the best knee doctors in Phoenix. Dr. Farber performs meniscal surgery using the latest cutting-edge minimally invasive arthroscopic techniques.
Knee’s anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) contributes in activities that engage cutting, twisting, or pivoting. Injuries to the ACL may occur due to sudden acute, twisting episodes. Injuries to the ACL do not heal on their own but must be treated by a surgical reconstruction using arthroscopy.
The medial collateral ligament (MCL) in the knee stabilizes the knee. Injuries to the MCL often occur following direct contact in which a force on the outside aspect of the knee pushes the knee inwards towards the other knee. If the MCL injury is associated with an ACL tear, it can be repaired by one of the best knee surgeons in Phoenix, Dr. Farber and using arthroscopic surgery.
Cartilage allows the bones of the knee joint to glide smoothly over each other. Twisting or a direct impact to the knee can cause cartilage injuries. If non-operative treatment fails, cartilage injuries can be repaired arthroscopically.
To discuss your case with the one of the best knee doctors in Phoenix, Dr. Farber, call 480-219-3342 or visit http://www.phoenixshoulderandknee.com TODAY.