A 39-year-old member asked:
Is arthroscopic knee surgery painful?
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Dr. John Ayres answered
36 years experience in Orthopedic Surgery
It depends: Arthroscopy means the procedure is done through small incisions, but it doesn't tell us what is done. It could be debridement of a small mensical tear (mild pain) or a major ligament reconstruction e.g. Acl repair, (which would be more painful). It also depends on how tight your knee is, if a tourniquet is used and if so, for how long, and your tolerance of pain. Typically its not too bad.
Answered on Nov 15, 2019
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