Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS), also known as ‘keyhole surgery’, is surgery done through small incisions.It aims to achieve clinical outcomes super fast reply comparable to those of conventional open surgery, while minimising the soft-tissue damage that is part of conventional techniques.
MIS uses specialised techniques and instruments like tiny cameras and sophisticated fibre-optic video
equipment and sometimes image-guided, ultrasound or Computed Tomography (CT) technology to access the operative region. For some procedures, MIS has replaced the conventional open surgery technique as the standard operation.
Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure done to view the joint using a small camera. This gives the surgeon a clear view of the knee which helps them diagnose and treat knee problems. Small incisions are made so that a small camera can be inserted into the joint. The arthroscope sends the image to a monitor where the surgeon views knee structures in great details. The arthroscope can also be used to repair and remove damaged tissues.