Arthroscopic knee surgery is recommended when one suffers from unbearable pain and stiffness in
the joint. Knee arthroscopy is the most common and useful technique used to treat the problem.
Arthroscopic knee surgery is performed when treatments like medication and physical therapy fail
to treat the problem.
Arthroscopy also deals with problems such as:
The patient is recommended to not eat anything long before the procedure begins which also includes any type of medicines. If the patient is consuming any kind of supplements or over the counter medicines they are advised to tell the doctors weeks before the surgery. At first, the doctors will give you anaesthesia which may be:
Few small incisions are made at first and then the sterile saltwater or saline helps to expand the knees, making it easier for the doctor to see through it. Right after the incision, the arthroscope is supposed to enter. Doctors can see the images produced on the monitor screen. After the surgery, saline drains out from the joint and then the surgeon closes the cut with stitches.
Though any serious complication is very much uncommon and rare, still there may be few risks such as:-
Recovery from arthroscopy is usually faster as the surgery is less invasive. Usually, the patients leave the hospital on the same day of the surgery. Some general tips for the patients after the surgery:-
Recovery time may vary, yet the patient can resume with all the physical activities 6-7 weeks. The surgeon might also give some exercise regimen for the patients to follow. These exercises will help you to restore your strength for your muscles. The exercise will differ from patient to patient but they are supposed to follow those regimens as exercise is a very crucial part of the recovery.