When unexplained knee pain is interfering with your quality of life, skilled orthopedic surgeon, Peter J. Curcione, DO, can help. At his orthopedic practice in Fort Myers and Lehigh Acres, Florida, Dr. Curcione offers minimally invasive knee scope services to identify the cause of your pain. He also uses the knee scope technology to surgically treat issues like a torn meniscus or other damage to your knee joint. Find out more about the benefits of a knee scope by calling the office nearest you or by scheduling an appointment online. You can also visit as a walk-in.
A knee scope, or knee arthroscopy, is a surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat injuries and diseases of the knee joint.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that involves inserting an arthroscope into a small incision in the knee. The scope contains a small light and camera, which sends real-time images of your inner knee structures to an external monitor.
Dr. Curcione watches this monitor to explore the damage of your joint or to make repairs to the soft tissues or bones of the joint.
To determine if you’re a good candidate for a knee scope, Dr. Curcione reviews your medical history and your current symptoms. You may need a knee scope to diagnose or treat conditions like:
Dr. Curcione can also use a knee scope to identify the cause of unexplained pain. During the procedure, Dr. Curcione evaluates the severity of your condition to determine the best course of treatment for alleviating chronic pain and improving your mobility.
If you’re having a knee scope as a treatment for knee problems, Dr. Curcione inserts specialized surgical tools to make necessary repairs to the surrounding ligaments, tendons, and muscles.
By evaluating the inner structures of your knee with the arthroscope, Dr. Curcione can identify the best course of treatment for your condition with a high level of accuracy.
Because the knee scope procedure is minimally invasive, your risk for infection or excess bleeding is minimal. Small incisions used during a knee scope ensure you heal faster and with fewer complications than with an open surgical procedure.
To find out the cause of unexplained knee pain, schedule a consultation for a knee scope today by calling the office nearest you or by booking an appointment online. You can also visit the orthopedic clinic as a walk-in for evaluation.