Knee Arthroscopy Treatment & Diagnostics in C Scheme, Jaipur
Knee Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that allows the surgeon to examine and treat problems inside the knee joint. The goal of this surgery is to diagnose and correct any underlying causes of pain or instability in your knee, such as torn cartilage or meniscus. If an individual is experiencing symptoms like swelling, stiffness, locking, catching or popping in the knee for more than 2 weeks then it may be time to visit a specialist at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur.
What is Knee Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopic surgery includes removing loose bodies, repairing torn cartilage, cleaning out debris from within the joint space, and trimming away the excess bone that has grown abnormally around the edges of bones in your leg. It is safe and effective for many conditions affecting the knee, including meniscal tears, chondral lesions, osteoarthritis, synovitis, etc. It can also be used to diagnose other conditions like tumours in or around joints.
When does the need for Knee Arthroscopy arise?
The need for this surgery arises when you experience the following symptoms-
- Problem with the cartilage
- The problem in other structures in and around your knee joint
- Pain, swelling, stiffness in knees
- Difficulty in moving around
- Tingling sensation around the kneecap
- Pain when kneeling down or getting up after sitting for long periods
- Tenderness over patella area
How Knee Arthroscopy is performed at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?
The procedure of Knee Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that can be done in an outpatient setting. It is performed by making one or two small incisions on either side of the patella i.e kneecap and then inserting an instrument called an arthroscope into the joint. The camera on this device transmits images from inside your knee to a video monitor outside your body so that you can watch what’s happening during surgery.
How to get prepared for Knee Arthroscopy at Apollo Spectra, Jaipur?
Your doctor will advise you to stop eating or drinking at least 8-12 hours before the onset of surgery. Secondly, he may also recommend some medications to get relief from the pain or discomfort experienced during the surgery. The physician must be enlightened about the current medications or any health supplements that the patient is consuming. It is important to follow all of these instructions so that the recovery process goes as smoothly as possible.
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What happens after the Knee Arthroscopy procedure?
After surgery, you will need someone with you for at least 24 hours because you may need help getting around until they are fully recovered from anaesthesia and pain medication. They should also make sure that there is somebody who can drive them home from the hospital if necessary because many people feel too tired or drowsy following this type of surgery. You will need time for your body to heal before returning to normal activities like running or jumping. Some may also experience some pain in the area where the incision was made during surgery, but this should go away within a few days.
Risks associated with Knee Arthroscopy
The risks of this procedure are low when it’s performed by an experienced surgeon who follows the latest safety guidelines. However, there are still potential complications. Have a look.
- Blood clots
- Nerve damage
- Damage to other structures within the joint
- Dislocation of kneecap
The knee Arthroscopy surgery can be performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning the patient need to stay overnight at the hospital after the operation. Recovery time varies depending on how extensive your surgery was, but most people are able to return to work within few weeks of their operation.
An arthroscope is a thin, tube-like instrument with a light and lens at the end that doctors use to look inside your joint. It's inserted through small incisions in the skin and into the joint space.
The average length of time for this surgery varies depending on the complexity of the procedure being performed. However, it usually takes between 30 minutes to 45 minutes hours for standard arthroscopic knee surgery.
Most people can expect to be able to walk without pain within six weeks. You should also be able to bend your knee fully within four weeks. In some cases, it may take an even longer time to fully recover knee strength.