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Having a knee arthroscopy with query total release, what is total release?

Having a knee arthroscopy with query total release, what is total release?

Lateral release?: Total release? I'm assuming you meant lateral release. This is a procedure that is performed infrequently to address abnormal patellar (knee cap) tilt. If your pain is around your knee cap and your orthopedist is convinced that you have abnormally knee cap tilt then a lateral release may be helpful. But you must exhaust nonsurgical treatments especially therapy before considering this surgery. ...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


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Having a bi- lateral knee arthroscopy. What can I expect knees to be like after?

Having a bi- lateral knee arthroscopy. What can I expect knees to be like after?

Depends: Knee arthroscopy is highly dependent on the procedure being performed along with it. Trimming a torn meniscus can lead to immediate relief and return to function while acl or PCL reconstructions take 8-9 months to recover. It also depends on your conditioning before surgery. Pain from quad weakness and tendinitis will not improve at all after surgery. It will depend more on rehab. ...Read more

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Six months after bi-lateral knee arthroscopy including: debridement, lavage and partial lateral and medial menisectomies, still in pain walking/stairs?

Six months after bi-lateral knee arthroscopy including: debridement, lavage and partial lateral and medial menisectomies, still in pain walking/stairs?

Knee pain: Return to your physician for a re examination and evaluation. New mris may have to be ordered as well as the need to look for a possible new diagnosis. A physical therapist, chiropractor and/or kinesiologist may be helpful. ...Read more

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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 are some complications of knee arthroscopy ?

What are some complications of knee arthroscopy ?

Several, but rare...: Generally, arthroscopy is a very safe procedure. Common side effects include swelling, pain, and muscle weakness, all which should resolve with time and rehabilitation. Rare but potential side complications can include anesthetic-related complications, infection, or dvt/pe (deep venous thrombosis or pulmonary embolism), or nerve or blood vessel injury. Procedure-specific risks are also present. ...Read more

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What can I expect when having a knee arthroscopy?

Outpatient surgery: Quick in and out surgery. Small incisions and short anesthesia time. Many different procedures can be done arthroscopically, so recovery can vary. Expect swelling and knee soreness for a few days. Most use crutches for a few days only. You will need to reduce standing and walking activities for up to 2-4 weeks post-op to reduce pain and swelling. A gentle range of motion program is helpful. ...Read more

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Scared about knee arthroscopy. Please comfort me?

Being apprehensive -: About any surgery is quite normal. Rest assured you'll do fine, as this the commonest surgery done all over the world and everyday thousands are being done. Talk it over with your anesthesiologist, who can help you greatly, with some sedation. You'll do well. These are very safe procedures nowadays. Good luck and leave the anxiety at home. ...Read more

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What to do if I had a knee arthroscopy on 11/22/13?

Follow: orthopedic surgeon's recommendations & schedule follow up appointment. Take care. ...Read more

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What do you advise if i had a knee arthroscopy on 11/22/13?

Compliance with: post surgical instructions and follow up evaluation is important. Do you have a specific question - if yes then please clarify and re-ask. Take care. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: knee arthroscopy?

Scope exam of knee: 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 or with limited incisions. ...Read more

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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