What is knee arthroscopy? What is its need and preparation for the treatment?

What is knee arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical method that helps to diagnose and treat disorders related to the knee joint. At Hujan Hospital, the team of ortho doctors suggests the treatment plan by carefully analyzing your condition. At our Orthopaedic Hospital in Ludhiana, we have a team of ortho doctors who perform the knee arthroscopy with utmost precision. During the surgery, an arthroscope is used which allows one to see inside the knee joint by making a small incision. Doing so, the surgeon will check the possible reason behind the condition and accordingly suggest what treatment approach will suit you the best. With the arthroscopy diagnosis, the surgeon can detect the knee issues like:

  • Misaligned patella
  • Torn meniscus
  • Joint ligaments

Even for the patients who need to get spine surgery in Ludhiana, we have the availability of the latest and modern treatment methods.

What is the reason to undergo knee arthroscopy?

In case you are experiencing knee pain, then the doctor will tell you to get a knee arthroscopy. It is possible the reason behind pain is diagnosed or you may be suggested arthroscopy to perform the diagnosis. With this surgical approach, the doctor can treat the knee injuries which includes:

  • Swollen synovium (Joint lining)
  • Baker’s cyst removal
  • Torn cartilage pieces that are loose in the joint
  • Patella is not present in the right position
  • Torn meniscus (cartilage between the bone in the knee)
  • Torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments

How do I prepare for knee arthroscopy?

Make sure that you follow all the necessary suggestions given by the doctor. The doctor is going to tell you about which medications, supplements, or over-the-counter medications you need to take. Make sure that you do not drink or eat anything 6 to 12 hours before the treatment. Make sure that you fill the necessary prescription so that you are prepared for the treatment.

What happens during the knee arthroscopy?

The doctor will give you anesthesia before the surgery which can be between local, regional, or general. The surgeon is going to make a small incision in the knee and your knee is expanded through saltwater or saline. Through this, the arthroscopy is inserted into one of the cuts and the surgeon will look around through the camera. The images of the knee can be seen on the video monitor. The solution is drained from the joint and then the stitches are closed. The entire procedure will take around 1 hour to perform.

What does recovery feel like with knee arthroscopy?

You are allowed to go back home on the same day. The doctor will tell you to use an ice pack for the knee as it helps with pain and swelling. Make sure that you keep the leg elevated. Make sure that you visit the doctor for a follow-up check-up. In addition, you need to follow the exercise regime and physical therapy as suggested by the doctor to help you with your knee mobility and functioning.

Final Word!

If you have any problem then consult our ortho expert and get the best possible information to make your knee joint function properly.