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Arthroscopy Of The Knee

Putting It All Together: Arthroscopy Of The Knee

Friday, March 16, 2012 - 16:39

Contributing Author: Guy Slowik FRCS

Here is a summary of the important facts and information related to arthroscopy of the knee.

  • Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows an orthopedic surgeon to see and operate inside a joint using a device called an arthroscope. The arthroscope is inserted through small incisions in the skin and has a tiny camera at the end.
  • Arthroscopy is able to deal effectively with a number of problems in the knee joint, including meniscal injury, ligament injury, loose bodies within the knee, chondromalacia of the patella, and osteoarthritis.
  • In most cases, arthroscopic surgery is done on an outpatient basis, allowing you to go home a few hours after surgery.
  • After surgery, you may need to use crutches for some time to avoid putting weight on the knee.
  • Appropriate exercises can help strengthen your knee and speed your recovery.

Arthroscopy Of The Knee