Treatment of Knee Artroscopy
Knee arthroscopy is an incision that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. During the procedure, the surgeon will make a very small cut and insert a tiny camera — called an arthroscope — into your knee. This allows them to see the inside of the joint on a monitor.
Need for Knee ArthroscopyIf you’re undergoing knee pain. The doctor may suggest the arthroscopy to find a problem. Arthroscopy is a useful way for doctors to know the source of knee pain and treat the problem.
Arthroscopic surgery can diagnose:
- >Fractures in the knee bone
- >Swollen lining in the joint
- >Pieces of torn smooth elastic tissue that are loose in the joint
Preparation of Knee ArthroscopicThe doctor will tell you to prepare for Knee Arthroscopic in advance. Be sure to tell them about the prescription, over the counter medicines, supplement or any other medicine you are taking. You may have to stop aspirin or ibuprofen for weeks or days before the procedure.
Procedure during ArthroscopyThe doctor will give you an anesthetic before your knee arthroscopy. This may be:
- >local (numbs your knee only)
- >regional (numbs you from the waist down)
- >general (puts you completely to sleep)