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Ali Bayan - Orthopaedic Surgeon North Shore

Private Service, Orthopaedics

Arthroscopy (Keyhole Surgery)

Over the last 30 years a large number of orthopaedic procedures on joints have been performed using an arthroscope, where a fiber optic telescope is used to look inside the joint. Through this type of keyhole surgery, fine instruments can be introduced through small incisions (portals) to allow surgery to be performed without the need for large cuts. This allows many procedures to be performed as a day stay and allows quicker return to normal function of the joint.

Arthroscopic surgery is less painful than open surgery and decreases the risk of healing problems. Arthroscopy allows access to parts of the joints which can not be accessed by other types of surgery.

I perform arthroscopy of the knee and ankle joints. Knee arthroscopy is performed in cartilage (meniscus) tears where the injured meniscus is repaired or trimmed depending on the nature of the tear. It is also performed in articular cartilage (joint surface) surgery and anterior and posterior cruciate ligament surgery.

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