Are there any alternatives to knee arthroscopy?
Depending on the condition you are being treated for, there may or may not be alternative treatment options. Your doctor will discuss these with you before you decide on whether to have an arthroscopy. In general, knee conditions can be treated in several ways:
- Conservatively - with rest, physiotherapy and rehabilitation
- Medically - with anti-inflammatory and/or pain killer medications
- Surgically - with a procedure such as arthroscopy
Of the options within surgery, arthroscopy is one of the more minimally-invasive procedures. Your surgeon will be happy to answer any questions and explain the alternatives to ensure you make the decision about your treatment.