In this procedure, the provider performs arthroscopic examination of the knee joint. She removes the damaged and torn meniscus from the medial and lateral compartments of the knee joint along with meniscal shaving. She may also perform shaving or debridement of the damaged articular cartilage, or chondroplasty, in the same or a separate compartment. Arthroscopy is also known as keyhole surgery and involves the provider using an arthroscope, a tiny camera, to look inside the joint and to treat joint problems.
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