A 33-year-old male asked:
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Can arthroscopy be bad for you? What are the risks? (I need to done one on both knees - MRI showed that my knee cartilage is not smooth & that there’s a tendon which is sharp headed and causing pain & inflammation) discomfort walking down stairs

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Dr. Stuart Hickerson
31 years experience in Family Medicine
Knee arthroscopy: Risk from knee arthroscopy is 5% and serious risk from knee arthroscopy is less than 1%. Complications include the following: swelling, stiffness, progression of cartilage damage, infection, blood clot.
Answered on Nov 17, 2019

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