Dr. Charles Orth D.O.

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Knee Arthroscopy involves placement of an optical camera within the knee. The knee can be examined and various structures probed to detect injury. This surgery can usually be accomplished through 2 to 3 small incisions, of course this may vary depending on the complexity of each case. Some normal anatomy can be seen below as well as pathology.
 
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  meniscus tear                                                  normal meniscus(cartilage)
 
 
 
MRI showing tear of meniscus  
 
These can be repaired or resected depending on the nature of the injury when examined.
  
ACL SURGERY
   
 
  A patient can use his or her own tendons(autograft) for repair or elect for a donor(allograft) repair for this surgery. There are various options available for this.
  
 
View of PCL and ACL as seen from behind the knee
 

 

 

 
 
Articular Cartilage Repair
   
 
 
Many methods are available for cartialge repair, this is an example of the OATS technique.
 
 
 
Lateral & Medial Meniscus