Minimally Invasive Solutions for Joint Health
What is knee arthroscopy?
Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that allows a surgeon to examine and treat knee joint problems. In this article, we will explore the details of knee arthroscopy, including what it is, when it is recommended, and what to expect before and after the procedure.
What type of procedure is it?
How long does the procedure usually take?
The duration of the surgery can vary depending on the extent of the problem being treated. Typically, knee arthroscopy takes 30 to 90 minutes to complete.
When is knee arthroscopy recommended?
What happens during the procedure?
During surgery, the surgeon will make a small incision in the knee joint and insert a tiny camera and surgical instruments. The camera will allow the surgeon to examine the inside of the knee joint and identify any problems. The surgeon can then use the surgical instruments to correct the problem, such as trimming or repairing a torn meniscus.
What do you need to do before the procedure?
What should you do after the procedure?
What are the post-procedural recommendations?
What are the possible complications, and how likely are they to occur?
How long will you need to stay in the hospital after the procedure?
How long will it take to fully recover after the surgery?
In conclusion, Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can effectively treat knee joint problems such as torn ligaments or cartilage. By allowing a surgeon to examine and treat knee problems with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues, knee arthroscopy can help reduce pain and improve knee function. If you are experiencing knee pain and think you may be a candidate for knee arthroscopy, it is important to discuss your options with a qualified healthcare professional.
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