Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure at AICA Orthopedics that focuses on diagnosing chronic knee problems and treating or repairing conditions related to the knee joint. This type of procedure is preferable over other types of knee surgery as it is a minimally I basics procedure that requires less recovery time has limited risks as opposed to a more traditional knee surgery. While the outcome and recovery time are dependent upon the knee condition or injury and it’s severity, arthroscopic knee surgery from an experienced knee surgeon at AICA Orthopedics has the best results with the least amount of pain and a speedier recovery time. If your orthopedic knee specialist at AICA Orthopedics determines that you are a good candidate for arthroscopic knee surgery, you are sure to experience the benefits that come along with a minimally invasive procedure that allows for a complete recovery without the unwanted side effects of other types of knee surgery options.
Arthroscopic knee surgery is a preferable surgery over other surgical options but it may not be the right choice for everyone. Your knee surgeon at AICA Orthopedics will be able to tell you if you are a good candidate for arthroscopic knee surgery. This type of surgery can be helpful in diagnosing knee conditions such as a torn meniscus, torn ligaments, loose or torn cartilage, knee bone fractures, or misaligned patella, or kneecap. Once the problem has been identified your expert AICA Orthopedics knee surgeon can utilize this procedure to repair damaged ligaments in and around the knee.
During arthroscopic knee surgery, an orthopedic knee surgeon will begin by numbing the knee with a local anesthetic. Because this is a minimally I basics procedure, it can usually be performed with just a local anesthetic instead of putting the patient fully under, allowing for a safer and faster recovery, although some Instances may require general anesthesia to put the patient to sleep. Once the knee is numb, the knee surgeon will begin by making a few small incisions in the knee. Then a saline solution is pumped inside the knee so it will expand, allowing the knee surgeon a better look at the knee joint. The arthroscope, or tiny camera, is then inserted inside one of the small incisions. The image is projected onto a monitor and the knee surgeon can locate the problematic area. If the surgery is to repair and not just diagnose, the surgeon will then insert instruments to perform the repair inside other small incisions. Once the knee is repaired, the knee is drained and incisions are closed. This type of knee surgery usually takes less than an hour. Recovery includes keeping your leg elevated and using ice to reduce pain and swelling.
After arthroscopic knee surgery, you may be referred to a physical therapist for exercises to help strengthen your knee for a better recovery process. Thankfully, AICA Orthopedics offers high-quality care for every part of your surgical process, from start to finish, all in one convenient location. High tech imaging scans such as MRIs or X Rays can assist Orthopedics specialist in both diagnosing knee problems as well as checking up on the healing process. Physical therapists are also on-site to provide treatment post-surgery for a more complete and quicker healing process. If necessary, other orthopedic specialists such as chiropractors, pain management specialist, or neurologists are also in staff to work with your orthopedic specialist or knee surgeon to provide comprehensive care for complete relief from knee pain. You are in highly qualified and skilled hands when you choose AICA Orthopedics for knee injury and pain. Your knee plays a big part in your ability to move and get around. Knee mobility is extremely important to being able to walk, run, sit, stand, and do the things you love. For this reason, you want to be sure you are taken care of by the best. AICA Orthopedics has the best Orthopedics specialists around that are dedicated to improving your quality of life. For more information, call or schedule an appointment. We look forward to hearing from you.