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What are the main risks of an arthroscopy?

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Dr. Darren Corteen answered

Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery

Failure to improve: As with all surgeries there is inherent risk of infection, bleeding, nerve injury, etc. However with the small incisions and minimal invasiveness of a well performed arthroscopy these risks are quite minimal. Other rare complications include blood clots or compartment syndrome (severe uncontrolled swelling of extremity, culminating in nerve and muscle damage).

Answered 11/27/2020

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