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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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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. Sandra Lora Cremers
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

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Dr. Zahid Niazi Dr. Niazi
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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

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Dr. Otto Placik Dr. Placik
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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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?

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

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Physical rehabilitation (Tip)

Physical rehabilitation

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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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