Single Portal Arthroscopy
Single-portal arthroscopy is a new technique that uses a modified arthroscope and instruments to adequately carry out the procedure through a single incision or portal thus making the procedure even less invasive. Single portal arthroscopy is indicated for joint conditions, mainly involving the knee. The most common conditions treated includes sprains, cartilage tears, tissue impingement and arthritis. Besides leaving just one incision scar, the other advantages associated with single portal arthroscopy include less pain and swelling and a faster return to normal activities.