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Dr. Julie Abbott
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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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I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?

I had knee arthroscopic surgery removal of scar tissue under the patella. Did a squat in pt and felt a painful pop in the back of knee. Help explain?

Bakers cyst?: Pain in the back of the knee after arthroscopic surgery can be quite a few things but a common cause is a Baker's Cyst. This is excess swelling in the back (posterior) part of the knee that can occur after surgery. A deep squat can cause the cyst to rupture creating the sensation of a pop. It can cause calf pain. See your medical provider to rule out blood clots and other issues first. ...Read more

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How soon after arthroscopic surgery to clean up femoroacetabular impingement will I be able to fly non stop for 9-10 hours on a plane as a passenger?

How soon after arthroscopic surgery to clean up femoroacetabular impingement will I be able to fly non stop for 9-10 hours on a plane as a passenger?

Check with surgeon: You need to check with your surgeon's office for details concerning your specific case. In general, we prefer our post surgical patients to avoid air travel of greater than 1.5 hours for at least 10-14 days. No sound evidence one way or another on this issue. Goal is to avoid placing the postop patient in an environment where limited motion could lead to a DVT (leg clot). ...Read more

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Is it possible for a MCL tear to go unnoticed until an arthroscopic surgery?

Is it possible for a MCL tear to go unnoticed until an arthroscopic surgery?

Not typically: The mcl ligament is not technically inside the knee. It consists of two parts, and neither part is really visible with arthroscopy. However, it is sometimes not picked up if the surgeon did not perform a thorough history and examination. Further, an mcl tear is often made worse during the pulling and torque involved in knee arthroscopy. Please inquire with your surgeon. ...Read more

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What is wrist arthroscopic surgery like?

Outpatient surgery: They usually just numb up your arm and sedated you.Your wrist is distracted and filled with fluid. 3-4 small portals (holes) are made to evaluate the wirst joints. Thru the portals things can be shaved, or fixed sometimes findings require an open surgery. A splint is applied for a few weeks or more depending on what is done. ...Read more

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How serious is elbow arthroscopic surgery?

It is not serious: Like any out patient surgery if it is done in the right hands. ...Read more

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Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

Where are incisions for arthroscopic surgery made?

Varies: Most commonly 2 to 3 http://www.Google.Com/imgres?Imgurl=http://www.Emedx.Com/emedx/diagnosis_information/diagnosis_information_image_files/knee_images/knee_arthroscopy_setup-2.Jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.Emedx.Com/emedx/clinician_education/clinician_education_modules/knee_modules/knee_text/knee_arthroscopy.Htm&h=274&w=202&sz=23&tbnid=fagoixun6qsvdm:&tbnh=90&tbnw=66&prev=/search%3fq%3dknee%2barthrosc.

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Is there any such thing as TMJ arthroscopic surgery?

Yes: Arthroscopic TMJ surgery has been around for decades in this country. Due to unique surgical skill set required to perform arthroscopic TMJ surgery, you may have to call around a few times before you find an oral and maxillofacial surgeon who can perform such cases. ...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