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What is knee arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is the process of making a small incision in the skin that allows a surgeon to insert a camera into the knee joint. This camera allows the surgeon to search for any damaged structures within the knee and perform minor surgeries.

Knee arthroscopy is typically done after an injury or in patients with severe chronic pain in the knee. In the case of damage to the cartilage of the knee, a diagnosis is typically made with a magnetic resonance image (MRI), and arthroscopy is used to provide treatment.

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How is knee arthroscopy used to treat knee cartilage damage?

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Can you walk right after arthroscopic knee surgery?

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