Knee Arthroscopy

Arash Dini, MD -  - Orthopedic Surgeon

Arash Dini, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon & Sports Medicine located in Mid-Wilshire, Los Angeles, CA & Encino, CA

If you have knee pain from an injury or degenerative condition, Arash A. Dini, MD may need to perform an arthroscopic procedure to diagnose and treat the problem. At his self-named practice in Encino and the Mid-Wilshire areas of Los Angeles, Dr. Dini provides expert, minimally invasive surgeries to help patients recover from injuries and get back on their feet. If you have an injury or unexplained knee pain, call or schedule a consultation online today for diagnosis and customized treatment.

Knee Arthroscopy Q & A

What is knee arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that Dr. Dini performs to see inside your knee with an arthroscope — a pencil-shaped surgical device with a light and camera on its tip.

Knee arthroscopy requires only a few small incisions in your knee, instead of the large incision used for traditional open surgeries. Additionally, Dr. Dini doesn’t need to cut your muscles or tendons, and there is usually less bleeding during surgery.

Dr. Dini uses knee arthroscopy whenever possible because of the benefits it provides for you. Not only is recovery often faster and less painful, but there is reduced risk of scarring and infection.

What conditions can knee arthroscopy correct?

Dr. Dini performs knee arthroscopy to both diagnose and treat knee problems. He can diagnose injuries and conditions ranging from meniscal tears and torn ligaments to synovitis and osteoarthritis.

He can perform many procedures during arthroscopy including:

  • Removing loose fragments of bone or cartilage
  • Repairing and reconstructing a torn meniscus, ACL, MCL, and PCL
  • Removing inflamed tissue
  • Treating infection
  • Treating patella problems like misalignment

Who is a good candidate for knee arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy is an excellent diagnostic or restorative procedure for anyone who has a knee problem and is in generally good health. However, there are some conditions that are better treated during a traditional open surgery, such as an injury in a deep and hard-to-reach part of your knee.

What happens during a knee arthroscopy procedure?

In most cases, Dr. Dini performs knee arthroscopy on an outpatient basis. Depending on your diagnosis and what he needs to do during your surgery, you’ll have either local, regional, or general anesthesia.

After you’re numb, Dr. Dini makes a few small incisions in your knee. He inserts the arthroscope and inflates your knee with gas to allow the arthroscope to move freely and capture clear images. He examines the interior of your knee and if necessary, he uses additional surgical tools to repair your knee or remove loose or damaged tissue.

When your surgery is complete, Dr. Dini removes the tools and closes your incisions. He applies a soft bandage to your knee. You will need to rest for a few days after your surgery and use ice, elevation, and over-the-counter pain medication. Dr. Dini provides customized advice to help you through recovery and may prescribe physical therapy.

Call or schedule a consultation online today for expert surgical services to diagnose and treat knee problems.