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Is knee arthroscopy a very common procedure?

14 doctors weighed in
Dr. Kevin Stone
Sports Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Knee arthroscope surgery is very common.
Usually it entails cleaning up the inside structures of the knee so the knee joint mechanically functions better.

In brief: Yes

Knee arthroscope surgery is very common.
Usually it entails cleaning up the inside structures of the knee so the knee joint mechanically functions better.
Dr. Kevin Stone
Dr. Kevin Stone
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Dr. Rick Pospisil
Knee scopes have been used or performed since the early 1980's.Today those which r performed have much better success rates as the indications for the surgery as well as the expectations re the outcomes r much better understood
Dr. Barry Waldman
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
6 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is the most common orthopaedic procedure, with more than one million a year being performed in the US.

In brief: Yes

It is the most common orthopaedic procedure, with more than one million a year being performed in the US.
Dr. Barry Waldman
Dr. Barry Waldman
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Dr. Susan Jolly
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Knee arthroscopy is a common procedure done for a variety of reasons.
The most common reason is a meniscal tear or to assist in ligament repair. There are many reasons for knee arthroscopy, and there are many varying rehabilitation programs following the procedure. It is important to consult your orthopedist to discuss reasons and outcomes.

In brief: Yes

Knee arthroscopy is a common procedure done for a variety of reasons.
The most common reason is a meniscal tear or to assist in ligament repair. There are many reasons for knee arthroscopy, and there are many varying rehabilitation programs following the procedure. It is important to consult your orthopedist to discuss reasons and outcomes.
Dr. Susan Jolly
Dr. Susan Jolly
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