Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

F. Alan Barber, MD Plano Orthopedics

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

F. Alan Barber M.D., F.A.C.S., uses arthroscopic techniques to deliver more accurate diagnosis and perform less invasive surgeries for patients with knee injuries.

An arthroscope is a small camera attached to a long tube that can be inserted into the knee through a small incision during knee surgery. Using the arthroscope gives the surgeon better assess to visualize the patient’s joint problems. The enhanced view not only allows the physician to develop a more accurate and targeted surgical approach it also allows for smaller incisions and the ability to customize each knee surgery to fit the individual patient’s specific needs.

Dr. Barber uses the arthroscope as part of his regular treatment plan, both to accurately diagnose problems as well as to assist in surgeries. “Not only is an arthroscope an essential diagnostic tool, but it reduces the invasiveness of surgeries as well,” Dr. Barber says. “It is the only way I approach knee problems that require surgical attention.” Arthroscopic surgeries improve upon traditional surgical techniques by allowing the surgeon to see the internal structure of the knee in a magnified view while surgery is being performed.

Knee Arthroscopy can be beneficial to patients with:

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  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Tears
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Inflamed or Damaged Lining of the Joint (Synovium)
  • Loose Cartilage
  • Meniscal Tears
  • Misalignment of the Kneecap
  • Tendonitis and Tendon Injuries

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