Sam Akhavan, MD
Pittsburgh Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Doctor
Arthroscopy Surgeon for Knee & Shoulder Surgery, Pain and Injuries
What is Knee Arthroscopy?
Knee arthroscopy is a type of knee surgery used to look inside the knee joint through small, minimally invasive incisions. In order to perform arthroscopy, the knee joint is first filled with fluid. A tourniquet is typically placed over the leg in order to reduce bleeding and provide a clear view of the knee joint.
Knee arthroscopy is typically performed through two small incisions in the front of the knee, each about the width of a fingernail. Using this technique, Dr. Akhavan is able to visualize all the vital structures within the knee joint and identify and treat many structural problems within the knee joint.
In nearly all cases, a knee arthroscopy will be an outpatient surgery, meaning most patients will go home the same day. Dr. Akhavan performs these surgeries at three hospitals in Pittsburgh- Allegheny General Hospital's Surgery Center on the North Side, Wexford Health and Wellness Pavillion and Sewickley Heritage Valley Hospital
Click Below to see a video of a knee arthroscopy