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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive orthopedic surgery that is used for the diagnosis and treatment of knee joint disorders. This technique involves making small incisions in the knee and using an arthroscope, which is a small camera, to visualize the inside of the joint and perform the necessary procedures. With the combination of technology developed for imaging and surgery, knee arthroscopy is a closed surgical method that results in less trauma to the knee and quicker recovery times compared to traditional open knee surgeries.

What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is an endoscopic surgical method used in joint surgeries, including the knee joint. The procedure is performed using video-assisted minimal invasiveness, with small incisions, using an endoscope for visual aid.

In Which Situations Is Knee Arthroscopy Performed?

  • In the treatment of deformations in the cartilage tissue due to joint rheumatism

  • In cases of meniscus tear

  • In cruciate ligament injuries

  • In trauma and diseases of the knee joint requiring cartilage tissue transplantation or repair

  • In the elimination of problems related to joint fluid / synovium

  • In minor surgical interventions to relax the muscles and nerves in order to increase the mobilization of the knee joint.

How is Arthroscopy/Closed Knee Surgery Performed?

Arthroscopy surgery is a minimally invasive technique performed on the knee joint through small incisions on both sides. It is performed under either general or local anesthesia and uses an endoscope for visualization. The purpose of the surgery is to diagnose and treat various knee joint disorders, such as damaged cartilage, fluid buildup, and damaged meniscus, as well as perform cruciate ligament surgery. With video support, the surgeon can precisely treat the tissue causing pain and mobility limitations, such as by rasping cartilage, supplementing joint fluid, or performing meniscus or cruciate ligament surgery.

After Knee Arthroscopy

Due to its minimally invasive nature, the recovery after knee arthroscopy surgery is relatively comfortable with mild pain. Patients are usually kept under observation for one day or until the evening of the surgery day, and are often able to be discharged on the same day if there is no significant pain. Following the advice of the doctor and physical therapist regarding when and how to bear weight on the affected leg, which will depend on the specifics of the procedure performed, is essential for a successful recovery.

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