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Can you explain the process of an arthroscopic surgery meniscectomy?

Remove bad cartilage. An arthroscopic menisectomy is an outpatient procedure where torn knee cartilage is removed. Arthroscopy uses small incisions to place a camera and instruments inside the joint. The joint is filled with fluid, the damages cartilage is identified and removed. The joint is inspected for further damage and if none exist, the procedure is finished. You go home with less pain and faster recovery. Read more...

I recently got an arthroscopic surgery, meniscoctomy, which was the trimming of my tear of my meniscus. Could these lead to long term osteoarthritis?

Yes, OA can occur. Any significant wearing of the joint surface articular cartilage, is, by definition, osteoarthritis (oa). There is a spectrum of oa from very mild and sub-clinical, to severe and debilitating. The real-time current status of one's knee cartilage is important, but just as important is the rate of demise. Your knee can reach a steady-state after successful treatment and slow down your progression. Read more...

I am an active 31 years old male. I got done a slight menisectomy via arthroscopy. The doctors used prednisolone in the wound and gave cipro for profilaxis. I don't like fq's side effects. Any good antibiotics alternatives for my surgery profilaxis?

Clinda or Ancef (cefazolin) It sounds like you had surgery already... If not, i typically use ancef (cefazolin) during the surgery. You typically do not need anything to go home with. If you are allergic to penicillin, then I use clindamycin. Read more...
Prophylaxis. Giving antibiotics postoperatively is not prophylactic, it is therapy for existing infection. To do this intelligently you should have evidence of infection, be cultured and treatment based on the sensitivity to antibiotics of the organism isolated. The chance of infection due to arthroscopic meniscectomy is very low, assuming that appropriate sterile precautions were taken. Read more...

What to do post arthroscopic surgery?

Follow instructions. Allowing healing time and then participating in rehab activities will optimize your recovery. Read more...

How is arthroscopic surgery typically performed?

Outpatient surgery. 2-4 small 1 CM incisions. General anesthesia time is short, but can also be done under spinal anesthetic. The joint is thoroughly inspected and imaged. Damaged tissues are repaired or removed under direct visualization. More complex procedures can be combined with this as well, changing the incisions and anesthesia time. Read more...
It is usually done . As an outpatient and depending on the patient and the joint involved, can be done under general, spinal, regional or even local anesthesia with some IV or conscious sedation. Again, depending on the joint, a tourniquet may or may not be used as well. It is done in a sterile or setting using video observation. There are usually several small cuts made for tools used & water flow through the site. Read more...

What exactly does it mean to have an arthroscopic surgery?

Definition. Arthroscopy simply means to put a cameral (scope) into a joint (arthro). Usually this is performed through 5-8mm long incisions with a camera the diameter and length of a number two pencil. This allows the surgeon to visualize the entire inside of the joint. Usually other portals (5-8mm) are made and instruments are inserted to repair or clean out the inside of the joint. Read more...
We use a camera. Arthroscopy is when a camera is used to visualize a joint. Before we had to cut the joint open to see inside, causing damage to the supporting joint structures. Now we use a small incision to place the camera within the joint and fill it up with fluid. Other small incisions are used to place instruments in the joint to shave, remove or repair tissue. Most procedures are done as an outpatient. Read more...

What is the definition or description of: arthroscopic surgery?

Joint surgery. This surgery involves insertion of a lighted instrument with video camera attached into a joint and using small instruments through very small incisions to evaluate and treat certain types of joint problems. Because these surgeries are done through small incisions (1cm) there is less pain and a quicker recovery than doing surgery through larger incisions. Used often for knee, shoulder, and hips. Read more...
Joint+water+camera. 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 bodies and ligament reconstructions. Read more...

What is wrist arthroscopic surgery like?

The same like other. Arthroscopic surgery, her the space little tight, we have to use traction some to see the detail of the joint and ligaments. Read more...
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...