Knee Arthroscopy

Meniscus Tear

  • Pain and swelling
  • Locking or catching sensation during movement
  • Limited range of motion
  • Popping or clicking sound

Meniscus Tear

Knee Arthroscopy
 What is knee arthroscopy ?
  • Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that to view the inside of the knee joint without making a large incision.
  • This is done by inserting a small, thin tube with a camera on the end (called an arthroscope) into the knee joint through a small incision. The camera sends images to a video monitor, which allows the surgeon to see inside the joint
Why is knee arthroscopy done?

Knee arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat a variety of knee problems, including:

– Meniscal tears
– Cartilage damage
– Loose bodies in the joint

How is knee arthroscopy done?

  • Knee arthroscopy is usually performed under general anesthesia, although spinal anesthesia may be used in some cases. 
  • The surgeon will make 2 or 3 small incisions in the knee. The arthroscope is inserted through one incision, and other surgical instruments are inserted through the other incisions. 
  • The surgeon will then use the arthroscope to view the inside of the joint and perform any necessary procedures.

Recovery from knee arthroscopy

The recovery time from knee arthroscopy varies depending on the procedure that was performed. Most patients are able to return to their normal activities within 2 to 4 weeks. However, it may take longer to return to high-impact activities, such as running or playing sports.

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