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Knee Scope Arthroscopic Lateral Retinacular Release
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Six months after bi-lateral knee arthroscopy including: debridement, lavage and partial lateral and medial menisectomies, still in pain walking/stairs?
Depends: Depends on why you had arthroscopy to start with. Uncomplicated meniscal tears usual improve in 2-6 weeks. If there is arthritis present the pain may never completely resolve. For more involved arthroscopic procedures it is anyone's quess as to how long the pain may persists. Your surgeon is the best one to advise in this matter. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had a knee arthroscopy. One of the post op diagnosis." tremendous synovial overgrowth" . Synovial debridement carried out throughout entire knee. What does this mean?
Synovium=Lining: Essentially all joints have a sac with fluid in the middle to help them move more smoothly. The lining inside that sac is the synovium. It can get heaped up from growing (like skin callous) which is what tremendous overgrowth refers to and the surgeon thinned out the lining throughout the joint. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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