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My mother is 65 years, and she underwent an arthroscopy of the knee last month.what do they do inside the knee?

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Clean up of joint: Usually in this age clean up of arthritis is common or theatment of torn meniscus, or cartilage is common.

Answered 9/2/2015

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Depends: Arthroscopy is commonly indicated when a patient with mild xray degenerative changes has symptoms, clinical exam findings, and MRI findings consistent with a symptomatic meniscus tear. Arthroscopy can also be used to remove loose bodies, stimulate the regrowth of a type of cartilage on the articular surface, or to reconstruct ligaments such as the acl or pcl.

Answered 6/10/2014

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