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Dr. Julie Abbott
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Overview)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose bodies and ligament reconstructions.


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What to do post arthroscopic surgery?

What to do post arthroscopic surgery?

Follow instructions: Allowing healing time and then participating in rehab activities will optimize your recovery. ...Read more

Dr. Julie Abbott
4 Doctors shared insights

Arthroscopic Surgery (Overview)

Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose bodies and ligament reconstructions.


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What is arthroscopic surgery used for?

Joint procedures: Are the typical reason we use arthroscopy. It is basically the use of a small pencil sized camera and tools through two or more poke holes in the joint being addressed. Water is infused into the joint and the camera is inserted. Arthroscopy can be performed most commonly on shoulders and knees, but also, wrists, ankles, hips, elbows, even big toe joints and parts of the soft tissue in your leg. ...Read more

Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

Move it, move it - post surgery/injury. Best outcome. ...See more

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How is arthroscopic surgery typically performed?

How is arthroscopic surgery typically performed?

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 imaged. Damaged tissues are repaired or removed under direct visualization. More complex procedures can be combined with this as well, changing the incisions and anesthesia time. ...Read more

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What are some advantages of arthroscopic surgery?

What are some advantages of arthroscopic surgery?

Quick Recovery: Small incisions. Outpatient surgery. Minimal general anesthesia due to short surgery time and use of regional nerve blocks. Quick recovery. Less pain. Minimal surgical risks. High success rates. ...Read more

Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

Surgery may be the best remedy for you but rehab is key. ...See more

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What should I expect during arthroscopic surgery?

What should I expect during arthroscopic surgery?

Depends: My orthopaedic diagnoses can now be treated arthroscopically when surgery is indicated. Talk to your orthopaedic surgeon regarding your particular problem. ...Read more

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Is there any pain involved in an arthroscopic surgery?

Is there any pain involved in an arthroscopic surgery?

Yes: Not all arthroscopic surgeries are the same. Some are less painful while others are more painful. Unfortunately, all involve some level of pain and discomfort. However, pain medicines by mouth are almost always effective at controlling your post-op pain. Arthroscopic surgeries tend to be less invasive, and less painful, and easier to rehab compared to the similar open surgery. ...Read more

Dr. Ryan Phasouk Dr. Phasouk
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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

The key to healing, from a major surgery, is great nutrition. ...See more

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How long is recovery time from a arthroscopic surgery?

How long is recovery time from a arthroscopic surgery?

2-6 weeks: It depends on how expensive te surgery is and what kind of activity is desired. ...Read more

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What exactly does it mean to have an arthroscopic surgery?

What exactly does it mean to have an arthroscopic 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 diameter and length of a number two pencil. This allows the surgeon to visualize the entire inside of the joint. Usually other portals (5-8mm) are made and instruments are inserted to repair or clean out the inside of the joint. ...Read more

Dr. Boris Aronzon Dr. Aronzon
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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

Pre- surgery physical therapy sometimes helps with faster recovery. ...See more

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What is the definition or description of: arthroscopic surgery?

Joint+water+camera: Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose bodies and ligament reconstructions. ...Read more

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Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

Varies: Most commonly 2 to 3
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Dr. Thomas Long Dr. Long
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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

Be aware that there are specialists in all areas these days. This applies to rehabilitation from surgery or injuries as well. I would advise you to seek out the experts and then let their advice become your routine. Time and space separate you from whatever initiated the damage. Focus on what you have and then go from there. Some of us will pass through life without splitting a toenail. Most of the rest of us are not so lucky. ...See more

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Is there any such thing as TMJ arthroscopic surgery?

Yes: Arthroscopic TMJ surgery has been around for decades in this country. Due to unique surgical skill set required to perform arthroscopic TMJ surgery, you may have to call around a few times before you find an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can perform such cases. ...Read more

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Will I be able to go back to school after arthroscopic surgery?

Yes: After a short recovery time, you should be able to resume all your activities. ...Read more

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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

When can pt start after surgery/injury? How many weeks are helpful? Does pt fax progress note to doc. ...See more

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After major arthroscopic surgery, how long should I wait before running?

After major arthroscopic surgery, how long should I wait before running?

Depends: It depends on the type of procedure that was done. A meniscectomy would be about 2-4 weeks, a chondroplasty would be about 10-12 weeks, an acl reconstruction would be about 4-6 months. Your recovery also depends in your state before surgery. ...Read more

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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

So tired, feeling pain got to keep working hard now you're all better. ...See more

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Is it possible for a MCL tear to go unnoticed until an arthroscopic surgery?

Not typically: The mcl ligament is not technically inside the knee. It consists of two parts, and neither part is really visible with arthroscopy. However, it is sometimes not picked up if the surgeon did not perform a thorough history and examination. Further, an mcl tear is often made worse during the pulling and torque involved in knee arthroscopy. Please inquire with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What happens if I get an arthroscopic surgery after a gap of 1 year since the injury?

Yes: Arthroscopy is a technique that allows a surgeon to evaluate directly a joint and its contents an offer treatment of intra -articular conditions. Waiting a year after an injury can decrease the chances of success of the surgery depending on the condition being treated and if it has progressed ...Read more

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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

Always follow the guidelines provided by the physical therapist. It will be hard - don't give up! ...See more

Dr. Barbara Lavi Dr. Lavi
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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

Swimming is one of the best forms of exercise following an injury. Ask your doctor when u can swim. ...See more

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What is wrist arthroscopic surgery like?

Outpatient surgery: They usually just numb up your arm and sedated you. Your wrist is distracted and filled with fluid. 3-4 small portals (holes) are made to evaluate the wirst joints. Thru the portals things can be shaved, or fixed sometimes findings require an open surgery. A splint is applied for a few weeks or more depending on what is done. ...Read more

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Arthroscopic surgery (Tip)

Depending on the rehab that is required, be patient; cooperate with home exercises and don't overdo. ...See more

Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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Arthroscopy (Definition)

Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more