Why is it that cycling is allowed after knee arthroscopic surgery?

Non-impact. Generally well tolerated non-impact activity helping to restore motion. Motion of this nature has been shown to be important factor for cartilage well-being and over-all muscle strength/tone. Also helps to maintain cardiovascular fitness.

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How effective is arthroscopy for fixing torn cartilage in my knee? I am an athlete and want the best possible treatment for my injured knee. Is arthroscopy going to allow me to return to full function, or should I opt for traditional surgery?

Hello: Most . Hello: most cartilage tears in the knee, whether it's the meniscal cartilage or the articular cartilage, can be and are fixed arthroscopically these days. There are few indications where cartilage needs to be fixed via "traditional surgery" if that means opening the joint up. These include large articular (surface) cartilage defects that require special techniques like autologous chondrocyte implantation or cadaver graft of cartilage and bone plugs. As far as return to full function, it is more dependent on the nature of your injury and not as much on the surgical technique chosen. I would choose a surgeon who is confident in both open or arthroscopic techniques to address your issue, and can make the best decision for you depending on what challenge your knee injury poses. Again, in "cartilage" problems of the knee, this usually means planning primarily for an arthroscopic approach and then if needed adding the open approach. But if that is the case, it should not be seen as a problem: every injury is unique, and your surgeon needs to be able to solve your problems, whatever technique(s) it need(s)! i hope this helps! sincerely, jim hsu, md seattle, wa. Read more...
Very effective. There are two basic types of cartilage in your knee--the meniscus (between the bones) and the articular (covering the bones). "torn cartilage" usually refers to a torn meniscus. Arthroscopic surgery is very reliable for resolving symptoms like catching, locking and giving way. Recovery is typically short with no long term restrictions. Complications are infrequent. Read more...

Whats recovery time for knee arthroscopic surgery?

4-8 weeks. For straightforward partial menisectomy (removing part of meniscus) it is typically a quick recovery. Generally crutches are given for comfort but you can be weightbearing as tolerated. Once swelling and pain are reduced and you achieve full range of motion (2-4 weeks, generally) you can begin resuming activities. But you should speak to your orthopedist to get realistic expectations. Read more...

What can I expect after having knee arthroscopic surgery?

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...

Why is my knee twitching after arthroscopic surgery?

Muscle reaction. Often after surgery of any type involving a joint, the muscles surround the joint weaken. One sign of the this may be "twitching" . It usually improves with time and rehabilitation. If it persists beyond a fe months talk to your surgeon about it. Read more...

After left knee arthroscopic surgery can I drive myself home 3 hours?

No. Our facility ask some body to be with you to drive you home. Read more...
Wait 24 hrs. You should not drive for 24 hrs after surgery or if you are on pain meds (or other meds that can affect alertness and motor skills). Read more...