Procedures of the Knee
Arthroscopy is a common orthopedic surgical procedure in which a joint (“arthro”) is viewed (“scopy”) using a small camera. Through small incisions, usually two 1/4″ incisions, it allows your surgeon to have a clear view of the inside of the knee. This aids in the diagnosis and treatment of common knee problems.
Knee arthroscopy $6,700
ACL reconstruction surgery is done to replace the torn ligament in the center of your knee and to restore the stability of the knee joint. With the assistance of arthroscopy, the torn ligament is replaced with a graft. The graft is known as an autograft if using the patient’s own tissue, or an allograft if using donor tissue. In addition to the smaller incisions used during arthroscopy, a slightly larger incision is often made just below the knee in order to gain access to graft tissue and fasten the new ACL in the proper position.
ACL reconstruction $12,600
The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped area of cartilage that cushions the knee joint. Each knee contains two pieces: one on the inner side (medial meniscus), and one on the outer side (lateral meniscus). With the use of arthroscopy your surgeon can evaluate the type of tear that you have and with the use of instruments placed through small incisions in the knee, the tear can be treated.
Meniscus surgery $ 5,500
Partial Knee Replacement:
The purpose of knee replacement surgery is to decrease pain and restore more normal function to the knee. This is done by substituting the cartilage in the knee that has been damaged by arthritis or injury with an artificial replacement. A partial knee (unicompartmental) replacement is utilized if the arthritis or injury is confined to a single area in the knee (commonly the inner aspect) compared to total joint replacement in which the entire knee is affected. Recovery time and discomfort level with a partial knee replacement is typically much less than in a total knee replacement.