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Doctor insights on: Exercises After Knee Arthroscopy

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Is it bad to not exercise at all after knee arthroscopy?

Is it bad to not exercise at all after knee arthroscopy?

Exercise post arthro: a lot depends upon the timing of the 'exercise.' a complex knee scope with ACL reconstruction may take some time before one can 'exercise' normally. That said upper body work can be performed soonafter. Swimming will happen sooner than running; biking on a stationary bike may occur with minimal resistance as well. A well trained physical therapist should be able to gradually return you. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Gabor
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Arthroscopic Surgery (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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What exercises will help me recover from arthroscopy? Are there certain exercises that will help me recover from a knee arthroscopy more quickly? .

What exercises will help me recover from arthroscopy? Are there certain exercises that will help me recover from a knee arthroscopy more quickly?

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Knee exercises: Wothwhile exercises would include quad sets, straight leg raises, short arc quads and co contractions of the hamstring and quad with the knee flexed 45 degrees with pressue of the foot into the bed. ...Read more

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When can I engage in cardio / exercise after knee arthroscopy & joint repair?

When can I engage in cardio / exercise after knee arthroscopy & joint repair?

Best to ask surgeon: Your ability to progress to cardio exercise (stationary bike, elliptical, etc.) after knee arthroscopy depends upon what exactly was done in your knee. A simple meniscal tear debridement (pain "removal") requires minimal internal healing and may allow very rapid return to desired activites (10-14 days). If internal healing is required (acl reocnstruction or other "repair") expect 3-6 week delay. ...Read more

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What is a knee arthroscopy?

What is a knee arthroscopy?

Surgery: a surgical procedure where your MD will make a few holes to look inside your knee with a scope and camera and take care of the problem inside with small instruments . ...Read more

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I got a knee arthroscopy on 11/22/13?

I got a knee arthroscopy on 11/22/13?

Consult your doctor: Go for the test and review the results with your physician. ...Read more

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What happens during a knee arthroscopy?

What happens during a knee arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy: Two or three portals are typically made and the arthroscope is maneuvered around the knee with inspection of all three compartments: patellofemoral, medial and lateral compartment. The menisci, articular cartilage and cruciate ligaments are inspected and if damaged are addressed. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a knee arthroscopy?

What to do if I have a knee arthroscopy?

Exercise: If no repair was done you need to work on range of motion and strength, also use ice ...Read more

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What can you do before knee arthroscopy ?

Knee arthrosccopy: Prior to undegoing knee arthroscopy, as in any other surgical situation, you must be well informed about your non surgical options and should have followed thru with conservative treatment options as outlined by your treating physician. Once you are scheduled for knee arthroscopy, you must follow the preop instructions provided by your surgeon and the hospital. ...Read more

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Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

Yes: Knee arthroscope surgery is very common. Usually it entails cleaning up the inside structures of the knee so the knee joint mechanically functions better. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to get a knee arthroscopy done?

Does it hurt to get a knee arthroscopy done?

Varies: After any surgery there is usually some discomfort associated with swelling and the procedure performed. Icing, medication as needed and starting physical therapy immediately following the surgery will decrease the discomfort significantly. If you were in a lot of pain prior to the surgery you will probably find you are in less pain after the 2nd-3rd week post operatively. ...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


Dr. Allen Lu
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Knee Arthroscopy (Definition)

A scope (arthroscope) is inserted into the knee to allow visual examination of the structures in the knee for diagnosis. Operative arthroscopy of the knee allows treatment of specific problems without an incision ...Read more