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Dr. Olav Jaren
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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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When can I go back to playing sports after arthroscopy? After my knee arthroscopy, when will i be able to go back to playing soccer? .

When can I go back to playing sports after arthroscopy? After my knee arthroscopy, when will i be able to go back to playing soccer?

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6-8 wks: I tend to be a little more conservative following knee arthroscopy. I would recommend to my patients waiting at least 6-8 weeks after the procedure to resume impact aerobics. This in general would allow enough time for complete resolution of all swelling regain of all motion and reconditioning to get back to your sport. This would also be contingent upon what was done at the time of arthroscopy. ...Read more

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When can I go back to playing sports after arthroscopy? After my knee arthroscopy, when will i be able to go back to playing soccer? .

Return to sports: This timeline is generally 6 to 8 weeks. That being said you should consult the orthopedic surgeon who performed the surgery as he or she may alter this normal course based on your intraoperative findings. ...Read more

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How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing basketball?

How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing basketball?

Depends: Returning to basketball after a knee scope depends on what was done. The surgeon may not want you bear weight on the knee for 3-6 weeks if certain procedures are done. Since basketball inolves quite a bit of stress to the knee i would not let my patient return for a minimum of 3 weeks if a simple meniscectomy was performed; more if a meniscal repair, microfracture or other restorative procedure. ...Read more

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How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing football I had the op 9 weeks ago for a torn meniscus?

How long after knee arthroscopy can I start playing football I had the op 9 weeks ago for a torn meniscus?

Should ask your M.D.: You should definitely discuss any level of return to play with your surgeon. The answer will depend upon whether the meniscus tear was repaired or simply debrided. Debrided or partially removed meniscal tears usually allow for an earlier return to sports than does a repair. ...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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How long could knee arthroscopy recovery take?

How long could knee arthroscopy recovery take?

It Depends: On how active you are and how much was done during surgery. For a routine knee scope i typically allow my patients back to work in 3-4 days if they have a sedentary job. Otherwise, most people can start getting back to work at 2-3 weeks depending on their job. Strengthening of the quadriceps muscle is key as this shuts down with knee surgery of any kind. Most people are near full by 4 weeks. ...Read more

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What can you do at home after knee arthroscopy ?

What can you do at home after knee arthroscopy ?

Thigh/calf exercises: Routine knee arthroscopy to address common injuries such as mensical tears and cartilage lesions generally allow for several basic activities geared to help prevent postoperative complications. Performing thigh muscle contractions via a straight leg raise (knee kept straight) helps prevent loss of extension and helps prepare for ambulation. Calf pumping exercises help prevent blood clots (dvt). ...Read more

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Will I need a wheelchair after a double knee arthroscopy?

Not typically: IF it is just a standard arthroscopy with menisectomy most people can get around on crutches or a walker. IF it is more extensive surgery may require that. I let my patients ambulate as tolerated with single leg arthroscopy. I would probably recommend you take care of one knee and then 3-4 weeks later take care of the other. ...Read more

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Will you need to use crutches after you have knee arthroscopy?

Will  you need to use crutches after you have knee arthroscopy?

Up to you: I usually tell my patients to get rid of the crutches when they feel their knee is strong enough to stand. If all you had was a debridement. Then there is nothing that you are going to damage by walking on it. ...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