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Dr. CW Ackermann
Orthopaedic Surgeon 

Knee Specialist Cape town

Dr Ackermann is an Orthopaedic Surgeon and specialist. He is the Best Hip and Knee Surgeon in Cape town, South Africa. His place of work and practice is at blaauwberg hospital in Cape town, Western Cape. Knee Procedures

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used by medical professionals for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes in addressing a variety of knee injuries. During knee arthroscopy, a small incision is made through which a slender instrument equipped with a camera at its tip is inserted. This camera provides real-time imaging of the interior of the knee, aiding in the accurate diagnosis of injuries or conditions affecting the knee joint.

The primary objective of knee arthroscopy is to visualise and assess the internal structures of the knee joint to identify any abnormalities, such as torn ligaments, cartilage damage, or inflammation. By obtaining clear and detailed images, medical professionals can effectively diagnose the underlying cause of knee pain or dysfunction, guiding subsequent treatment decisions.

Knee arthroscopy is characterised by its minimally invasive nature, wherein the incisions made are small, typically resembling keyholes. These smaller incisions result in reduced trauma to the surrounding tissues, leading to quicker recovery times and less postoperative discomfort compared to traditional open surgery.

In addition to its diagnostic utility, knee arthroscopy also serves as a therapeutic intervention, allowing healthcare providers to address identified issues within the knee joint. Through specialised instruments inserted via separate incisions, damaged tissue can be repaired or removed as necessary to restore optimal function and alleviate symptoms.

Dr. CW Ackermann plays a pivotal role in guiding patients through the knee arthroscopy process, ensuring that they receive comprehensive explanations regarding their diagnosis and treatment options. By discussing potential procedures or management solutions tailored to each patient's specific condition, Dr. Ackermann empowers individuals to actively participate in their healthcare decisions.

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