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Does it hurt to get a knee arthroscopy done?

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Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Varies

After any surgery there is usually some discomfort associated with swelling and the procedure performed.
Icing, medication as needed and starting physical therapy immediately following the surgery will decrease the discomfort significantly. If you were in a lot of pain prior to the surgery you will probably find you are in less pain after the 2nd-3rd week post operatively.

In brief: Varies

After any surgery there is usually some discomfort associated with swelling and the procedure performed.
Icing, medication as needed and starting physical therapy immediately following the surgery will decrease the discomfort significantly. If you were in a lot of pain prior to the surgery you will probably find you are in less pain after the 2nd-3rd week post operatively.
Dr. Kevin Stone
Dr. Kevin Stone
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Also depends on specifics of what was performed. Simple partial meniscectomy will be less pain than Acl reconstruction
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Any surgical procedure is associated with pain.
The severity and duration of pain depend on the extent of tissue damage due to the procedure. Arthroscopy should not be too bad.

In brief: Yes

Any surgical procedure is associated with pain.
The severity and duration of pain depend on the extent of tissue damage due to the procedure. Arthroscopy should not be too bad.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Some degree of disco

Some degree of discomfort will be there based on what was done at the time of arthroscopy; the post op regimen suggested.

In brief: Some degree of disco

Some degree of discomfort will be there based on what was done at the time of arthroscopy; the post op regimen suggested.
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
Dr. Chittur Ananthakrishnan
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