- video clip: ACL ReconstructionArthroscopic Chondroplasty
PLAY VIDEOThis outpatient procedure is used to repair a small area of damaged cartilage in the knee. The damaged tissue is removed, allowing healthy cartilage to grow in its place. It is performed through small incisions on the sides of the knee with the aid of a small video camera called an arthroscope.
- video clip: Cartilage Repair
PLAY VIDEOThis technique is designed to treat and repair cartilage defects by regenerating the patient’s own hyaline cartilage, (a weight-bearing cartilage that lines the surface of the knee joint).
- video clip: Cartilage Repair (Biologic Patch with Chondrocyte Transplantation)
PLAY VIDEOThis technique is designed to treat and repair cartilage defects by regenerating the patient’s own cartilage cells.
- video clip: Joint Arthroscopy
PLAY VIDEOArthroscopic surgery is used to diagnose and treat many joint problems. This significant advance in joint care allows for a rapid return to improved activity. Most commonly used in knees, shoulders and ankles, the arthroscope can also be used for the spine, hips, wrists, and elbows. This animation shows the knee joint.
- video clip: Lateral Release and Medial Imbrication
PLAY VIDEOhis procedure is designed to loosen or tighten ligaments on either side of the patella (kneecap) to improve the movement of the patella in patients suffering from patellar tracking disorder. This procedure is usually performed arthroscopically through one or two small incisions near the patella.
- video clip: Loose Body Removal (Knee)
PLAY VIDEOThis minimally-invasive outpatient procedure, performed under local anesthetic, removes bits of bone, cartilage or other tissue that have broken free and are floating within the knee joint.
- video clip: Meniscus Repair
PLAY VIDEOThe meniscus is a band of cartilage in the knee that acts as a shock absorber and provides stability to the knee joint. The meniscus helps protect the articular cartilage, the smooth covering on the ends of the femur and tibia. If a meniscus tears, it can often be repaired through arthroscopic surgery.
- video clip: Meniscus Transplant
PLAY VIDEOThe meniscus is comprised of two c-shaped wedges of cartilage that cushion and stabilize the knee joint. This outpatient arthroscopic procedure replaces lost or severely damaged meniscal cartilage with tissue taken from a donor knee. The surgery lasts about one to three hours and is performed under general anesthetic.
- video clip: Microfracture Drilling Procedure for Isolated Chondral Defect
PLAY VIDEOThis minimally-invasive procedure repairs damaged cartilage in the knee joint. Small holes are drilled into the bone at the base of the damaged area to stimulate the growth of healthy “scar” cartilage.
- video clip: OATS Cartilage Repair Surgery
PLAY VIDEOThis procedure replaces areas of damaged cartilage with grafts of the patient’s own healthy hyaline cartilage. The procedure, also known as mosaicplasty, is performed using small instruments through incisions on the sides of the knee. The surgeon uses a small video camera called an arthroscope to see inside the joint and guide the instruments.
- video clip: Partial Meniscectomy
PLAY VIDEOThis minimally-invasive outpatient procedure is designed to remove the damaged portion of the meniscus, a layer of cartilage on top of the tibia that cushions and stabilizes the knee joint. The procedure may be performed with local or regional anesthetic.
- video clip: Patellofemoral Replacement
PLAY VIDEOThis surgical procedure removes portions of damaged cartilage on the femur in the knee joint that have been rubbing against the underside of the patella, causing pain and loss of mobility. This cartilage is then replaced with a specially-designed implant.
- video clip: Tibial Osteotomy with Open Wedge
PLAY VIDEOThis surgical procedure is used in cases where osteoarthritis has affected only one side of the knee joint. The tibia is cut and realigned so that pressure is shifted from the damaged side of the knee joint to the healthier side.
- video clip: Tibial Tubercle Osteotomy
PLAY VIDEOThis procedure, also called bone realignment, is designed to improve the movement of the patella (the kneecap) to correct patellar tracking disorder. The procedure usually requires hospitalization and general anesthesia.
- video clip: Uni Knee Resurfacing (Wright Onlay)
PLAY VIDEOUnlike total knee replacement surgery, this less-invasive procedure replaces only the damaged or arthritic parts of the knee.