Knee Arthroscopy

Sometimes patients, in their 30s and 40s, that continue to be physically active will start to develop minor intra-articular injuries that will start to interfere with their desired activity level.  Conditions like meniscus tears, loose bodies or early degenerative cartilage changes might sometimes require non-operative treatment in that age group and, ultimately, once non-operative treatments fail, might require arthroscopic surgery.  Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive way to inspect the inside of the joint with a camera and using minimally invasive tools, Dr. Boettner can then address meniscus tears or cartilage defects and reconstruct them to help you return to your desired activity level without requiring major open surgery.  The rehabilitation of knee arthroscopy is usually relatively fast and patients often return to work within a few days and to their desired level of sport within three to six weeks.