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Knee Arthroscopy
Knee Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure which helps in diagnosing and treating the problems related to the knee joint. This procedure involves the insertion of Arthroscope into the joint to look at the damaged or injured knee joints, diagnose problems, repair damaged knee joints, etc.
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Knee Arthroscopy in Bangalore

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What is Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure which helps in diagnosing and treating the problems related to the knee joint. This procedure involves the insertion of Arthroscope into the joint to look at the damaged or injured knee joints, diagnose problems, repair damaged knee joints, etc. The arthroscope is an instrument which contains a fiber-optic video camera which sends the images to the monitor. 


What are the advantages of Knee Arthroscopy?

The following are the advantages of Knee Arthroscopy:

  1. Minimally invasive which involves a small incision
  2. Lesser risk of complications
  3. Minimal postoperative pain
  4. Less scarring



What are the indications of Knee Arthroscopy?

The following are the indications of Knee Arthroscopy:

  1. Torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments
  2. Fractures in the knee
  3. Swelling of the synovial joint
  4. Dislocation of the patella
  5. Torn meniscus
  6. Baker's cyst
  7. Pieces of torn cartilage

 
What is the preparation for Knee Arthroscopy?

The following are the preparation steps involved in Knee Arthroscopy:

  1. The patient may be asked about their present and past medical history and medications history.
  2. The doctor may ask you to undergo different lab tests before the surgery.
  3. The patient will be instructed to stop taking medications like warfarin, aspirin, ibuprofen, or any other blood thinners.
  4. You may be asked to stop eating and drinking for 6-12 hours before the surgery.


What are the steps involved in Knee Arthroscopy?

The following are the steps involved in the Knee Arthroscopy:

  1. General anesthesia will be given to avoid pain during the surgery.
  2. The next step involves making a small incision on the knee that is to be operated. 
  3. Through this incision, the Arthroscope is inserted to view the damage in the knee joint.
  4. Other small incisions may be made to pass other surgical instruments.
  5. The other surgical instruments are used to cut, grind, grasp or to repair the joint.
  6. After correcting the damaged knee joint, the instruments are removed gently.
  7. Since the incision is small, it can be closed using 1 or 2 sutures or with the sterile adhesive tapes.


What is the postprocedure care/recovery care for Knee Arthroscopy?

The following are the post care steps to be followed for Knee Arthroscopy:

  1. After the surgery, you will be feeling very drowsy for the next few hours.
  2. There may be pain and discomfort post-surgery. 
  3. The doctor will prescribe some painkillers to reduce the pain.
  4. Follow all the instructions given by the doctor without fail.  
  5. If bleeding is seen at the incision site, consult your doctor as soon as possible.
  6. The patient may be recommended to use temporary splints, clutches, or slings for comfort and protection.
  7. Physical therapy and some exercises are recommended to strengthen the muscles and help in improving the function of the joint.
  8. If the symptoms like fever, drainage, pain that is not suppressed by medication, redness or swelling, tingling sensation, etc are developed; consult your doctor immediately.
  9. There should be follow-up visits to your doctor once in a while to monitor your condition.


Who can perform Knee Arthroscopy [Right specialist type for Knee Arthroscopy]?

Knee Arthroscopy can be performed by a certified and skilled Orthopedic surgeon or an orthopedic doctor who is well experienced in Knee Arthroscopy.


What is the cost of Knee Arthroscopy?

The cost of Knee Arthroscopy may vary according to the following factors:

  1. Admission fee
  2. Doctor fee
  3. Age of the patient
  4. Type of surgery
  5. The medical condition of the patient
  6. Post-surgical complications that are involved
  7. Admission room that you opted for
  8. Any other lab tests or examination tests such as X-ray, ECG, etc.


The minimum cost in Bangalore starts from Rs. 80,000.

The average cost in Bangalore is approximately Rs.1,20,000.

The maximum cost in Bangalore can range up to Rs.1,60,000.



Is Knee Arthroscopy a major surgery or minor surgery?

Knee Arthroscopy is considered a minor surgery since small incisions are made instead of large incisions.



What is the eligibility criteria for Knee Arthroscopy?

The following are the eligibility criteria for Knee Arthroscopy:

  1. Patients who are experiencing pain that cannot be managed with the medications.
  2. Patients who are finding difficulty in performing normal activities for more than 6 months.


What is the ineligibility criteria for Knee Arthroscopy?

The following are the ineligibility criteria for Knee Arthroscopy:

  1. Diabetes
  2. Smoking
  3. Overweight or obesity
  4. Active infection


What are the risks and complications associated with Knee Arthroscopy?

The following are the risks and complications involved in Arthroscopy:

  1. Infection
  2. Blood clots
  3. Tissue damage
  4. Nerve damage


How long does it take to complete Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee Arthroscopy can be completed in 30 minutes to 2 hours depending on the type of procedure that is being carried out.


What is the recovery time?

Within a few days after the surgery, the patient can go back to light activities or desk work which do not involve much physical strain. The recovery period may vary from one patient to another. It depends on the patient's health condition and area that is operated.


What is the success rate of Knee Arthroscopy?
Knee Arthroscopy has about 90% success rate. The success rate mostly depends on the severity of the injury and medical condition of the patient.

Is Knee Arthroscopy painful?

Every surgical procedure comes with a certain level of pain and some discomfort. You won't be experiencing pain during this process because you will be under anesthesia. There may be some discomfort after the procedure.


What are the long-term results of Knee Arthroscopy?

The long-term results of Knee Arthroscopy are:

  1. Symptoms are relieved
  2. Pain relief
  3. Improvement in the quality of life
  4. Active participation in daily activities


Can Knee Arthroscopy be detected in future?

Knee Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery which involves small incisions. These incisions may leave small scars sometimes. Other than the scars, it cannot be detected in the future.


What are the alternatives for Knee Arthroscopy?

The following are the alternatives for Knee Arthroscopy:

  1. Medication
  2. Physiotherapy
  3. Exercise
  4. Weight management 

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