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Knee Arthroscopy

Cary B Chapman, MD -  - Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York

Cary B Chapman, MD

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon & Sports Medicine Specialist located in Upper East Side, New York, NY & Staten Island, NY

If chronic knee pain is interfering with your quality of life, the team at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York can help. At their offices on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Staten Island, New York, skilled orthopaedic surgeon Cary Chapman, MD, and his team use the latest techniques in minimally invasive knee arthroscopy. Whether you’re suffering from painful arthritis or you’ve injured your knee playing sports, you can rely on the expertise of the orthopaedic surgical team. Schedule a consultation for knee arthroscopy online or by calling the Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York office nearest you.

Knee Arthroscopy

What is knee arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that the team at Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York offers to treat conditions affecting the knee.

During the procedure, your surgeon inserts specialized surgical instruments through small incisions around the knee. An arthroscope is a slender tool that fits through the incisions and contains a small light and camera.

The camera sends back real-time images of the surgical site to an external monitor your Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York watches throughout the procedure.

Why would I need knee arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy is often the last resort for treating chronic knee pain or instability that hasn’t responded to other therapies.

Your Orthopaedic & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York provider could recommend surgery to relieve chronic knee pain and restore mobility if you have conditions like:

  • Arthritis
  • Joint disease
  • Torn meniscus
  • Severe fracture
  • Torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)


The surgical team can also use knee arthroscopy to remove loose bone fragments or damaged cartilage that interferes with your knee’s function.

The goal of knee arthroscopy is to restore function and mobility to your knee joint and provide you with long-term pain relief.

How long does it take to recover from knee arthroscopy?

One of the benefits of knee arthroscopy is the minimally invasive techniques the Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York team use during surgery. By using small incisions to repair your knee joint, you can expect to heal faster and experience less pain than with traditional open surgery.

In many cases, knee arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure so you can go home to recover on the same day. Your Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York surgeon customizes an after-care plan to control pain and ensure you heal properly.

In the weeks after surgery, you might need to start physical therapy to restore the function in your knee and strengthen the muscles that support your knee joint.

Because everyone heals differently, your Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York provider continues to monitor your recovery through routine follow-up visits. You might need to limit work and other physical activities for a period of time to allow the knee to heal and reduce your risk of additional injuries or complications.

To find out if you’re a candidate for treating chronic knee pain with knee arthroscopy, call the Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine Consultants of New York office nearest you or request a consultation online today.