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Is there any pain involved in an arthroscopic surgery?
9 doctors weighed in

Dr. Robert Purchase
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes
Not all arthroscopic surgeries are the same.
Some are less painful while others are more painful. Unfortunately, all involve some level of pain and discomfort. However, pain medicines by mouth are almost always effective at controlling your post-op pain. Arthroscopic surgeries tend to be less invasive, and less painful, and easier to rehab compared to the similar open surgery.

In brief: Yes
Not all arthroscopic surgeries are the same.
Some are less painful while others are more painful. Unfortunately, all involve some level of pain and discomfort. However, pain medicines by mouth are almost always effective at controlling your post-op pain. Arthroscopic surgeries tend to be less invasive, and less painful, and easier to rehab compared to the similar open surgery.
Dr. Robert Purchase
Dr. Robert Purchase
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Dr. Don Buford
Orthopedic Surgery
3 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but depends
Any surgery can cause pain and discomfort.
Arthroscopic surgeries are typically less invasive and involve less soft tissue injury so compared to a surgery done thru a large incision, arthroscopic surgeries are often less painful. But, everyone is different even in their response to the same surgery. Some procedures are painful because of the underlying injury and any surgery may hurt.

In brief: Yes, but depends
Any surgery can cause pain and discomfort.
Arthroscopic surgeries are typically less invasive and involve less soft tissue injury so compared to a surgery done thru a large incision, arthroscopic surgeries are often less painful. But, everyone is different even in their response to the same surgery. Some procedures are painful because of the underlying injury and any surgery may hurt.
Dr. Don Buford
Dr. Don Buford
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Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Orthopedic Surgery - Reconstruction
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
There is pain involved with any surgery.
Depending upon the treatment involved in the surgery, it is usually mild and is well controlled with oral pain medications.

In brief: Yes
There is pain involved with any surgery.
Depending upon the treatment involved in the surgery, it is usually mild and is well controlled with oral pain medications.
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
Dr. Christopher Hajnik
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