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What is orthoscopic surgery?

What is orthoscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic Surgery: Actually the term is arthroscopic surgery. This refers to work that is done using a small camera or "scope" which is placed inside the joint. ...Read more

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How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery will the swelling go down?

How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery will  the swelling go down?

Few days: Usually minimizing the swelling from the procedure is the key performing the procedure in an efficient manor and minimizing the intra op bleeding will minimize swelling also it is important to be off your feet for the first 24 hours to keep the swelling down most of my patient who have an arthroscopic procedure done on thursday have their dressing changed saturday and return to work on monday. ...Read more

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How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery does the swelling usually go down?

How long after orthoscopic meniscus surgery does the swelling usually go down?

2 weeks: Typically it goes down in the first 2 weeks but it can take longer. If it persists beyond say 6 weeks then it needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm having orthoscopic distal clavicle resection surgery sometimes it bothers me an other times it doesn't. Is it normal?

Yes: All problems have a tendency to wax and wane discuss with your surgeon / if it causes enough trouble then surg is warranted if not hold off. ...Read more

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What are the common side effects of a orthoscopic shoulder stabilization laser surgery?

What are the common side effects of a orthoscopic shoulder stabilization laser surgery?

Relief...: This is hi-tech; but aimed at stabilization of the joint and quicker recovery time. Orthoscopic procedures are also associated with less complications; better outcomes(depending upon the skill of the orthopedist), and improved patient satisfaction. ...Read more

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What is the difference between an orthoscopic surgery for a knee meniscus and a repair?

What is the difference between an orthoscopic surgery for a knee meniscus and a repair?

Repair vs removal: Both procedures are completed arthroscopically through small, fingernail sized incisions. You may have a meniscus repair or a partial menisectomy (removal). The repair is ideal, if possible, for preventing arthritic changes, but requires a longer recovery time. In either case recovery is relatively quick. Post-op rehab will concentrate on motion, & quad strength. Discuss options with your surgeon! ...Read more

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I have ACL torn ligament and i want to go to orthoscopic knee surgery .My question is which graft is best for me . And I am not a sportperson.

I have ACL torn ligament and i want to go to orthoscopic knee surgery .My question is which graft is best for me . And I am not a sportperson.

ACL: Since you are not a "sportsperson" the 1st question is do you even need surgery. Acl reconstructions are typically reserved for those involved in activities requiring pivoting or jumping as well as those who have instability outside those activities. As for the graft choices there are pluses and minuses with most data showing a preference for auto grafts (your tissue) in young patients (<40). ...Read more

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Orthoscopic surgery in 2013 on knee to remove scar tissue from the joint. Has always hurt and stays swollen. Now has a vibration feeling top kneecap?

Orthoscopic surgery in 2013 on knee to remove scar tissue from the joint. Has always hurt and stays swollen. Now has a vibration feeling top kneecap?

Get an exam: Your signs and symptoms are not normal or acceptable in a 31-year old unless you have suffered extensive trauma to your knee. You should see whoever performed your arthroscopic procedure for an opinion. If you are not satisfied with that outcome, you should get a second opinion. You don't want to live with permanent pain and swelling without pursuing a cure! Good luck! ...Read more

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2 weeks after outpatient orthoscopic surgery for medial meniscus tear should I still be concerned about blood clots? Can CT scan show clot?

2 weeks after outpatient orthoscopic surgery for medial meniscus tear should I still be concerned about blood clots? Can CT scan show clot?

Usually not unless..: Arthroscopic knee meniscectomy surgery is a relatively quick, benign procedure. It is performed at times with a tourniquet. Blood clots rarely occur after it. Some people have predisposing factors (smokers on birth control bills, clotting disorders). Keeping the leg active can prevent it as well as taking baby aspirin. Ultrasound evaluation is best for diagnosing a clot. If concerned c your doc. ...Read more