• Knee Arthroscopy

    Knee Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure performed using an arthroscope, a viewing instrument, to look into the knee joint to diagnose or treat a knee problem. It is a relatively safe procedure and a majority of the patient’s discharge from the hospital on the same day of surgery.

  • Arthroscopic ACL Reconstruction

    Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is surgery to reconstruct the torn ligament of the knee with a tissue graft. The procedure is performed under general anesthesia. Your surgeon will make two small incisions around your knee. An arthroscope, small video camera, is inserted through one incision to see the inside of the knee joint.

  • Arthroscopic Treatment of
    Patella Instability

    Patellar (knee cap) instability results from one or more dislocations or partial dislocations (subluxations). Patella is the small piece of bone in front of the knee that slides up and down the femoral groove (groove in the femur bone) during bending and stretching movements.

  • Arthroscopic Cartilage &
    Meniscus Repair

    Meniscus is the C-shaped two pieces of cartilage located between thighbone and shin bone that act as shock absorbers and cushion the joints. Meniscal tear may be developed by people of all ages and is more common in individuals who play contact sports.

Introduction for knee arthroscopy

Introduction for
knee arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure performed using an arthroscope, a viewing instrument, to look into the knee joint to diagnose or treat a knee problem.

Indications for knee arthroscopy

Indications for
knee arthroscopy

The knee joint is vulnerable to a variety of injuries. The most common knee problems where knee arthroscopy may be recommended for diagnosis and treatment are:

Procedure for knee arthroscopy

Procedure for
knee arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is performed under local, spinal, or general anesthesia. Your anesthesiologist will decide the best method for you depending on your age.

After the surgery for knee arthroscopy

After the surgery for
knee arthroscopy

Most patients are discharged the same day after knee arthroscopy. Recovery after the surgery depends on the type of repair procedure performed. Recovery from simple procedures.

Procedures performed by Dr. Youm

Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Meniscectomy and meniscus repair
  • Microfracture of cartilage lesions
  • Removal of loose bodies
  • ACL/PCL reconstruction
  • Chondroplasty
  • OATS procedure (Osteochondral autograft transfer system)
  • Cartilage biopsy for ACI (Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation)
  • MACI (Matrix-Induced Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation)
  • Treatment of OCD (Osteochondritis dissecans)

Open Surgery

  • MPFL Reconstruction (Medial Patellafemoral Ligament)
  • Tibial Tubercle or Fulkerson Osteotomy
  • High tibial osteotomy (I-Balance)
  • Distal femoral osteotomy
  • ACI or Autologous Chondrocyte Implantation
  • Allograft Osteochondral Reconstruction
  • MCL, LCL, Posterolateral Corner Repair/Reconstruction
  • Multiligament and knee dislocation injuries
  • Partial and total knee replacement
Thomas Youm, MD, FACS

Thomas Youm, MD, FACSBoard-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon

Dr. Thomas Youm is a Board-Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon who specializes in the treatment of athletic injuries and performs arthroscopic and reconstructive surgery of the shoulder, knee, and hip. He has a special interest in joint preservation surgery for the active patient.

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Benefits of arthroscopy

  • Smaller incisions
  • Faster healing
  • Rapid recovery
  • Less scarring
  • Performed on an outpatient basis
  • Return to home on the same day

Patient Testimonials

I underwent knee arthroscopy with Dr. Youm. The surgery allowed me to play basketball, hike, golf, play baseball, and resume a physically active lifestyle without limitations. What stands out with Dr. Youm is the quality of care and efficiency of the procedure. I have already recommended a friend to Dr. Youm who has had surgery and successful treatment.

William Seiz

  •  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
  • International Society for Hip Arthroscopy
  • RYC Orthopaedics
  • American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine
  • The Arthroscopy Association of North America