Revision Total Knee Replacement: Getting the Facts 

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about revision total knee replacement.

How are knee procedures performed?

Arthroscopy is a common surgical technique that is used to treat conditions that cause pain in the knee, according to the National Institutes of HealthOff Site Icon (NIH). In this procedure, a small surgical tool equipped with a camera is inserted through small incisions, allowing the surgeon to see inside the knee and carry out the procedure, according to the NIH.

Arthroscopy may be an option for treating arthritis in the knee, osteoarthritis, according to the Arthritis FoundationOff Site Icon (AF) A surgeon is able to repair damaged parts or cartilage with more precision than is found in traditional surgical methods.

To learn more about arthroscopy, talk to your doctor.

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Source: Richard Davis II, MD, Premier Orthopedics; National Institutes of Health; American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons; National Institutes of Health