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Will I Be Able To Go Back To School After Arthroscopic Surgery
Arthroscopic surgery is also known as Arthroscopy. 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
Is it possible for plica to return, even after arthroscopic surgery? What is the percentage of growing back? Thanks.
I had arthroscopic surgery on my left knee almost a month ago but it seems to be filling up with synovial fluid, shoulde i go back to work or wait until i see the dr.?
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
How long is the recovery for ankle arthroscopic surgery? And when can I resume my normal activities after surgery?
Recovery: Your recovery depends on the extent of the surgery; the efficiency of your immune system; the delivery of essential nutrients to the surgical site for repair; the quality of your sleep; how well hydrated you are; the extent of your post-op physical therapy and activity level. In other words, there are many factors that must be taken into consideration. Expect at least 3 to 4 months on average. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: Arthroscopy is a technique that allows a surgeon to evaluate directly a joint and its contents an offer treatment of intra -articular conditions. Waiting a year after an injury can decrease the chances of success of the surgery depending on the condition being treated and if it has progressed ...Read more
Mild pain, swelling: Knee arthroscopy is currently routinely an outpatient procedure. Depending upon the degree of damage and also upon what exactly is done inside your knee during the arthroscopy, you may have anywhere from minimal to moderate pain. A simple removal of torn tissue or a loose body would cause minimal pain and allow for rapid recuperation. Meniscal repair or acl reconstruction causes moderate pain. ...Read more
Depends: Many types of conditions are treated arthroscopically. Please ask your surgeon on your limitations and rehab protocol. They may have restrictions on range of motion and weight bearing depending on what was done. ...Read more
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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