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Knee Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is the examination of the interior of a joint by using an arthroscope or "scope" – a flexible, fiber-optic tube with a small camera that is connected to a monitor. This allows a surgeon to see a magnified view of your joint. Specially designed arthroscopic surgical tools are also used to perform different types of minimally invasive knee surgery.


The first arthroscopic surgery techniques emerged in 1980s. HSS performed its first arthroscopic ACL reconstruction surgery in 1985 when other orthopedic surgeons were still doing open surgery. This transformed the field of orthopedics by shortening recovery time and improving outcomes.

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