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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ronald Krinick
41 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Varies: Most commonly 2 to 3 http://www.Google.Com/imgres?Imgurl=http://www.Emedx.Com/emedx/diagnosis_information/diagnosis_information_image_files/knee_imag ... Read More
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Eirich
28 years experience in Emergency Medicine
Post-op knee: Hard to tell what is going on with the incisions without seeing them. However, if your surgeon told you to walk post-op day one and you cant, you sho ... Read More
A 58-year-old female asked:
Dr. Donald Collins
40 years experience in Family Medicine
Get checked: Sometimes, incisions will get reddened as they heal, but if it's sore, swollen or draining you should see your surgeon and have it checked. Good luck!
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Marged
43 years experience in Family Medicine
Follow instructions: Allowing healing time and then participating in rehab activities will optimize your recovery.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Outpatient surgery: 2-4 small 1 CM incisions. General anesthesia time is short, but can also be done under spinal anesthetic. The joint is thoroughly inspected and imag ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joel McClurg
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Definition: Arthroscopy simply means to put a cameral (scope) into a joint (arthro). Usually this is performed through 5-8mm long incisions with a camera the dia ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. David Fisher
38 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Joint surgery: This surgery involves insertion of a lighted instrument with video camera attached into a joint and using small instruments through very small incisio ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Bates
35 years experience in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Yes!: Arthroscopy of the TMJ has been around for years, similar to knee or other joint arthroscopy. It involves inserting a small scope under anesthesia int ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew DeGruccio
28 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
Yes: Within 2-3 days, the swelling from a knee arthroscopy should be under control and allow one to return to school, likely with crutches. Periodic ice a ... Read More
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Visotsky
35 years experience in Occupational Medicine
Arthroscopy: Arthroscopic rotator cuff repairs do not heal faster than mini open or open rrotator cuff procedures arthroscopic had advantages of less initial pa ... Read More
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