MS - Orthopaedics, DNB (Orthopedics), MNAMS - Orthopaedics, Fellowship in Joint Replacement
Orthopedic Doctor, Jaipur
20 years experience
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During Knee Arthroscopy, a patient is given either of __________________?
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To perform Knee Arthroscopy, doctors might give any of the above anesthesia to the patient considering the situation. If the patient is awake during the procedure, he can see the operation on the screen. Firstly, saline water is pumped in the knee through the incision. This expands the area and gives room to the doctors to have a proper look of the knee from the inside. Once the surgeon has located the problem in the knee, he operates the patient accordingly.
Knee Arthroscopy can be diagnosed with a misaligned kneecap.
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Knee Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure whereby a small incision is made in the knees of the patient, and a small camera is inserted to look at the condition of the knee on the screen. Knee Arthroscopy can be seen in the knee with the help of camera and treated as a misaligned kneecap in the patient. This method helps doctors to understand the position of the knees from inside and helps them to determine the course of action to be taken for the patient. The Arthroscopy procedure is recommended by most orthopedic doctors and the results are generally satisfactory.
Recovery from Knee Arthroscopy takes a month.
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Arthroscopy procedure takes only an hour if done without complications. Even the patient can be discharged the same day if everything goes according to the doctor.
The patients are required to rest for some time, and doctors explain to them the activities which are prohibited. The recovery period after Arthroscopy is not very long and can be recovered within a few days if proper exercises are done and medications are taken timely.
In many cases, doctors recommend applying ice to the knees so that swelling and pain put into check and healing of the knees gets faster.
Can you walk immediately after Knee Arthroscopy surgery?
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After a successful Knee Arthroscopy, patients are often suggested to use crutches for walking. This helps to support the knee. Just after surgery, knees are a little fragile, and the body weight of the patient can affect the overall healing process of the knee. This is suggested only for a few days. Once the patient is comfortable with the knee recovery and seems fit, crutches are removed and the patient can walk all by himself.
What are the complications of Knee Arthroscopy?
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Like any other surgery, the Arthroscopy procedure also faces some complications like blood clots, excessive bleeding around the knees, stiffness in the knees, and tearing of the ligaments. The doctors insert the camera in the knees to understand the source of the pain to the patient. And during this procedure, if any complication arises, they try to treat the same thing. However, the likelihood of risks and complications during the Knee Arthroscopy procedure is very low. The difficulties are not life-threatening and can be solved by the surgeons.