Shoulder arthroscopy is surgery that uses a tiny camera called an arthroscope to examine or repair the tissues in or around the shoulder joint.. The arthroscope is inserted through a small cut (incision) in their skin.
Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. . During the procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision and insert a tiny camera, called arthroscope , on his knee. This allows them to see the inside of the joint on a screen.. Later, the surgeon may investigate a problem with the knee and, if required, correct the problem using small instruments inside the arthroscope.
Arthroscopy diagnoses various knee problems, such as a torn meniscus or kneecap (ball joint) misaligned . It can also repair the ligaments of the joint . The risks of the procedure are limited and the prognosis is good for most patients.. Your recovery time and prognosis will depend on the severity of the knee problem and the complexity of the required procedure..
Arthroscopic knee surgery may be a treatment option for certain types of knee pain . Arthroscopic surgery is a procedure that involves inserting a small camera into the joint. Through other small incisions, instruments can be inserted to repair or remove damaged structures. Arthroscopic knee surgery is often referred to as “knee reach” or knee arthroscopy.
Not all causes of knee pain can be effectively treated with an arthroscopic procedure. Some of the reasons to perform arthroscopic knee surgery include: 1
Arthroscopic knee surgery is one of the most common surgical procedures performed by an orthopedist.. A variety of surgical procedures can be performed arthroscopically, using small incisions and minimizing soft tissue damage. Not all surgical procedures can be performed through small incisions, and there are some procedures that can be done better through direct visualization than through an endoscope. Having said that, arthroscopy has enormous benefits for many types of surgery knee and can help people return to sports and daily activities much earlier than they used to.
Your knee is the largest joint in your body and one of the most complex. The bones that make up the knee include the lower end of the femur (thigh bone), the upper end of the tibia (shin bone) and the kneecap (ball joint).
Other important structures that make up the knee joint include:
It may be recommended that you have knee arthroscopy if you have knee pain. Your doctor may have already diagnosed the condition causing your pain., or they may order arthroscopy to help find a diagnosis. In any case, an arthroscopy is a helpful way for doctors to confirm the source of knee pain and treat the problem.
Arthroscopic surgery can diagnose and treat knee injuries, including:
torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments
torn meniscus (the cartilage between the knee bones)
ball joint that is out of position
torn pieces of cartilage that are loose in the joint
removal of a Baker's cyst
knee bone fractures
swollen synovium (the lining of the joint)
This surgery is not very invasive. For most people, the procedure takes less than an hour, according to the specific procedure. You will likely return home the same day to recover. You must wear an ice pack on the knee and a dressing. Ice will help reduce swelling and minimize your pain.
At home, you must have someone to take care of you, at least for the first day. Try to keep your leg elevated and put ice on for a day or two to reduce swelling and pain. The bandage will also need to be changed. Your doctor or surgeon will tell you when to do these things and for how long.. You will probably need to see your surgeon for a follow-up appointment a few days after the procedure..
Your doctor will give you an exercise regimen to follow at home to help your knee heal., or recommend a physical therapist to see you until you can use your knee normally. Exercises are necessary to help restore your full range of motion and strengthen your muscles.. With proper care, your prognosis after this procedure is excellent.
Knee arthroscopy can be used when making or confirming a diagnosis and performing surgery:
Knee braces after simple arthroscopic knee surgery are rarely used. Nevertheless, if your surgery involves more than the removal of a torn cartilage or meniscus, for example, if you have a meniscus repair, a brace may be placed on your knee after surgery. If you have a neoprene knee sleeve that you used before surgery and want to use it after surgery, do not start using it until your wounds have completely stopped draining. If you use a neoprene sleeve, be sure to take it off for several hours a day to allow your skin to breathe.
Can shower 48 hours after surgery if there is no drainage from your incisions. Do not rub directly on the incisions and pat them dry after showering.
Many patients are referred to physical therapy after knee arthroscopy, and this is usually decided on the first postoperative visit. Some patients regain movement very quickly and have minimal swelling, so they may not need therapy. Or they may only have to go once or twice to learn a home program.. Your surgeon will decide what is best for you.
It is recommended that you bend and straighten your knee as much as pain allows immediately after standard knee arthroscopy.. Nevertheless, remember that your knee may be swollen and full movement may be difficult for the first few days. You can tighten your quadriceps muscle immediately after surgery and we recommend that you lift your leg straight if it doesn't hurt too much. Massaging the kneecap is also beneficial (ball joint) with straight leg. With the fingers, push the ball joint in all four directions (above, under, left and right) and hold it down for 10 seconds in each direction. This helps prevent scarring and tension around the kneecap during the recovery period..
You can put as much weight as is comfortable on your leg immediately after surgery. One more time, the usual need for crutches or a walker is about two to three days. Riding an exercise bike, using a treadmill or elliptical machine or just walking are good exercises to start once the knee is less sore. Don't be surprised if your knee tends to swell after such activities.; remember to apply ice and then elevate the knee.
After surgery, You will be transferred to the recovery room and you can go home in 1 O 2 hours. Make sure you have someone with you to drive you home and check on you that first night.
While recovery from knee arthroscopy is faster than recovery from traditional open knee surgery, it is important to follow your doctor's instructions carefully after you return home.
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