Nowadays, arthroscopic surgeries are possible on virtually every joint. The operation is performed simply, through small stab incisions. On the knee, this usually only involves 2 incisions of around 5 mm in length each). Then, an optical instrument is inserted into the joint, enabling the surgeon to visualize and examine the interior of the joint on the monitor. The procedure is performed using special instruments through what is called an access portal, the size of a key hole.
Dr. Mahn is a specially trained arthroscopist certified by the Society for Arthroscopy and Joint Surgery (AGA). The AGA is Europe’s largest medical society in the field of joint surgery. The interventions are performed using state-of-the-art medical equipment; for example, images of the inside of the joint are displayed on the monitor in full-HD quality, allowing even the finest details to be detected and treated.
Dr. Mahn performs all arthroscopic procedures himself.