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Dr. Steven Griggs
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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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Why does my knee hurt when I walk 7 months after arthroscopic surgery?

Why does my knee hurt when I walk 7 months after arthroscopic surgery?

Let me explain: When you have the surgery for cartilage tear, you could also some arthritis in the knee that could the cause of the pain, check with the surgeon for to see if they found any changes in the joint during the arthroscopy. ...Read more

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I still have knee pain six months after arthroscopic surgery. Is this normal?

I still have knee pain six months after arthroscopic surgery. Is this normal?

No: Pain should go away within a few weeks. Be sure to follow-up with your surgeon or get a second opinion. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat knee pain from runners knee? I had arthroscopic surgery april 2012 and I've gone through pt twice to help & nothing helps

What's the best way to treat knee pain from runners knee? I had arthroscopic surgery april 2012 and I've gone through pt twice to help & nothing helps

Runners knee: This diagnosis is generally given to any number of conditions that involve the knee. It may include tendinitis of either the quad or patellar tendons versus mild arthritis under the patella. At this point if you're still having problems I would want to confirm that all intra-articular pathology was addressed at the time surgery. I may also consider evaluating the alignment of your patellofemoral joint. Finally if all else fails I would recommend alternating your training regimen with bike elliptical and swim. ...Read more

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What's the best way to treat knee pain? I had arthroscopic surgery april of 2012 and now my knees are bothering me now than they every did before.

What's the best way to treat knee pain? I had arthroscopic surgery april of 2012 and now my knees are bothering me now than they every did before.

Varies: It is not normal for a 28 year old to have chronic knee pain, so the bigger question is the specific diagnosis. It is only after knowing this that your options can be determined. Consider a thorough evaluation and appropriate work up for your condition. ...Read more

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Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

Sudden onset of knee pain with specific movement. L knee pn. History of meniscus damage with arthroscopic surgery 5+ years ago. Developing sudden onset of pain while extending knee from bent position while bearing weight. Pn located from outside-center

Meniscal tears: There are several types of meniscal tears (see pic). Some meniscal tears occur w/ acute injury & some as degenerative changes (over time). Common symptoms include pain, swelling, clicking/ popping, locking/ catching, giving way, and/ or limited range of motion. Hope this helps. You may wish to try thessaly test, but it is best if you let a physician examine you and possibly order an MRI to be sure. ...Read more

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Is it time for arthroscopy if I suffer from knee pain symptoms?

Is it time for arthroscopy if I suffer from knee pain symptoms?

It depends: Arthroscopy can be very effective in treating certain knee conditions, and not helpful in others. See an orthopedic physician to undergo a full diagnostic discussion and examination to see if arthroscopy is right for you. ...Read more

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R anterior knee pain for 1mo. Had arthroscopy in 2011; found partial tear and marked stretching of ACL. Would the ACL have healed on its own, or could it be causing me pain now?

Torn ACL not source: ACL tears cause knee instability or giving way with activities. Although U can have pain and swelling after a giving way episode, chronic pain not associated with instability should not be attributed to your ACL tear and another source should be sought. Common culprits include patellofemoral pain or perhaps meniscal tearing or cartilage defects. ...Read more

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How successful is arthroscopy? Will arthroscopy really improve my knee pain? Is it always successful? .

How successful is arthroscopy? Will arthroscopy really improve my knee pain? Is it always successful? .

Often helps: Arthroscopy is a technique that allows access to a joint without requiring a larger incision (open procedure), it offers a quicker recovery from surgery in many cases and injures less normal tissue to get there. In knee arthroscopy success rate is dependent on the condition being treated. Torn meniscus surgery is very successful as long as there is no arhtritis present. Other problems may have less. ...Read more

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After years of bilateral knee pain, with nothing working, clean xrays and a clean mri, I'm supposed to have bilateral arthroscopy. What can I expect?

After years of bilateral knee pain, with nothing working, clean xrays and a clean mri, I'm supposed to have bilateral arthroscopy. What can I expect?

Not much!: Cannot say in your particular case, but generally, surgery works best on those with the most severe conditions and it hasn't been shown to reliably work unless there is something broken that can be easily removed (bone fragments in the joint). Repairs of broken parts have a poor track record due to other things breaking. If NORMAL on MRI, even less likelihood of dramatic benefit. ...Read more

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Did you experience knee pain after arthroscopy?

Did you experience knee pain after arthroscopy?

Short term: You may have pain for a few days but it is generally not too severe. ...Read more

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I have had a horizontal tear of the medial meniscs in my left knee diagnosed a couple of year ago. Since that time I have had moderate knee pain but I have avoided having an arthroscopy despte a doctor's recommendation. Am I likely to cause long term dama

Possibly: If you trim it it won't propagate and tear significantly more. If it doesn't stop you from your enjoyable activities then keep going. What generally happens is the tear will worsen with some event and hurt more and you may then have it fixed. The cartilage on the bone is less protected and will wear down more with time (degenerative, post traumatic arthritis). ...Read more

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Knee pain is still here after knee arthroscopy last October and lots of physical therapy I take 800mg of ibuprofen for softball scared coach will bench me if he finds out I'm still taking pain meds

Time for a check up: Without knowing the findings from your knee arthroscopy, it is difficult to comment on your ongoing symptoms. You will need to check in with your orthopaedic surgeon for making changes to your treatment plan. Also, your participation in softball may NOT be the wise choice for activities, based on what your surgeon found and did at surgery. Bottom line: go back to your surgeon as soon as possible ...Read more

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Can you injure your knee doing a quad stretch. I just had arthroscopic surgery to remove cartilage and on day 7 I was doing quad stretch. Extremely pa?

Can you injure your knee doing a quad stretch. I just had arthroscopic surgery to remove cartilage and on day 7 I was doing quad stretch. Extremely pa?

Injuries can: Be sustained during the most mundane of activities, so yes, you can be injured doing a quad stretch. If you are 7 days out from arthroscopic surgery and you have had an acute change, you should contact your orthopedic surgeon to discuss. ...Read more

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How long is recovery from knee arthroscopic surgery?

Scope recovery: Depending upon what was wrong and what was done, a partial meniscectomy for example allows immediate weight bearing and wean off crutches when able. Usually 2 weeks off work and 2 weeks of light activity, then ok full activity as tolerated. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have nerve damage in the knees from arthroscopic surgery?

Is it possible to have nerve damage in the knees from arthroscopic surgery?

Very rarely: Serious' nerve damage is very unusual after arthroscopic knee surgery."inside out" meniscal repair which is still being done by some orthopedists can put the saphenous nerve@ risk w/ medial meniscus repairs and the peroneal nerve@ risk w/lateral meniscus repairs...With' all-inside' repairs now being most common these nerve injuries are rare. ...Read more

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How can I strengthen the ligaments in my knee after arthroscopic surgery?

Strength training: Increasing the strength of your lower extremity muscles including your glutes, quads, and hamstrings, will provide stability to the knee to following an arthroscopic surgery. We also believe building a solid foundation through your trunk muscles is essential for knee stability with functional activities, sport, and exercise. Squats, dead lifts, lunges, leg press, and planks are ideal exercises. ...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. Al Hegab
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Walking (Definition)

Your doctor may also suggest a safe exercise plan. Walking is usually the easiest type of exercise, but swimming or other low-impact exercises can work just as well. Exercise is an important way to keep blood sugar in control, and physical activity in pregnancy has been found to decrease the risk ...Read more