Torn Knee Cartilage

If your symptoms won’t go away with non-surgical treatments, your doctor at the Florida Hospital Celebration Health Sports Medicine Program may recommend arthroscopic surgery.

Knee arthroscopy is one of the most common procedures that is performed by surgeons. During the surgery, the surgeon will insert a miniature camera through a small incision. Once the damage is located, small surgical instruments will be inserted to repair or trim the tear using minimally invasive techniques.


Following surgery, you may need to wear a hinge brace to limit the range of motion of your knee. After an initial healing period, you will then be prescribed rehabilitation exercise, beginning with ones that will improve your range of motion. Strengthening exercises are then added gradually to the rehabilitation plan. For the most part, your rehabilitation can be done at home, though your surgeon may recommend physical therapy. With proper rehabilitation, you should be able to return to your normal level of activity.

For causes, symptoms and non-surgical treatment options, click here.

If you have questions about surgical options or want to make an appointment with one of our sports medicine experts to discuss your condition, please contact our Patient Care Coordinators and they’ll be happy to help you.