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Knee Arthroscopy


Knee Arthroscopy Surgery is not a speciality but an approach of doing a big incision surgery keyhole way without damaging much of healthy tissue. It uses all of advance technologies like high definition camera, LED light, Radiofrequency and much more. If you see a arthroscopy operation theatre its more like a cockpit. There is no blood, All machines.

Knee Arthroscopy Surgery

Introduction


Knee Arthroscopy Surgery is done with small holes. In the procedure, surgeon inserts the arthroscope (a small camera instrument about the size of a pencil) into the knee joint. The arthroscope transfer the inner image to a medical graded monitor. On the monitor, I can see the every details about knee in great detail. I use arthroscopy to Remove or reconstruct damaged tissue. To do this, small instruments are inserted through other hole around your knee.

Preparing for Surgery


You will be admitted a day prior.You may need a complete physical examination with your MD doctor before surgery. Consultant will assess health and diagnose if any problems that could interfere with your surgery. Before Knee Arthroscopy Surgery, tell your doctor at hospital about any medications or supplements that you take. The team at my hospital will guide you for further continuation of this medicine if required. As a routine doctor will do certain blood examinations,ECG and chest X-ray a day prior.U are kept fasting for 6 hrs.

Surgery


Anesthesia

When you first arrive in operation thetre, a member of the anesthesia team will talk with you. Arthroscopic Knee Surgery can be performed under regional, or general anesthesia.

  • Regional anesthesia numbs you below your waist
  • General anesthesia puts you to sleep

The anesthesiologist will help you decide which method would be best for you.

If you have regional anesthesia, you may be able to watch the procedure on a television monitor.

Procedure

I will make a few small holes in your knee. I use Normal saline to infuse your knee so I can see clearly.

There is a very discipline and defined way of examining the knee joint. After detailed examination first the diagnosis is made and based on that treatment is planned.

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery is most commonly used for:

  • Removal or repair of torn meniscal cartilage
  • Reconstruction of a torn anterior cruciate ligament
  • Trimming of torn pieces of articular cartilage
  • Removal of loose fragments of bone or cartilage
  • Removal of inflamed synovial tissue

those holes are closed with staples,Taps or threads.