Arthroscopic knee surgery is a type of surgery for which a very small camera is used to be able to observe inside the knee. Small cuts are made in order to be able to introduce the camera and the surgical instruments so that the procedure can be performed safely and effectively.
It is usually used depending on the type of surgery: local anesthesia, spinal (in the spine to feel nothing of waist down) or general.
It is a type of surgery for knee problems such as:
- Meniscus broken. The meniscus is the cartilage that protects the space between the bones of the knee. It is either repaired or removed.
- Damaged or broken anterior or posterior cruciate ligament.
- Broken or damaged collateral ligament.
- Misaligned ball joint.
- Broken cartilages in the knee
Mainly, this type of surgery is usually given after a sports injury due to intense professional competition. Remember before the intervention always tell your traumatologist if you are taking medicines in case they can give a reaction after the surgery, as well as possible health problems that you have as a cold or the flu.
It is a type of non-invasive intervention, that is, minimizes damage, scarring and improves recovery time.
After the arthroscopic knee surgery, you will most likely have to stop taking medications that may make it difficult to coagulate your blood like ibuprofen. Your doctor will tell you what you can and should not take.
The procedure indicates not to drink or eat anything before about 6-12 hours of intervention to avoid further problems.
After the procedure, the doctor will release you so that you can go home, depending on how the procedure went.
A broken meniscus or a broken ligament, are easy to recover, even if we have to use crutches for a few days. The recovery will depend on the complexity of the process or intervention.
It can also occur in other damaged areas such as the shoulders and wrists.
At Vithas Xanit International Hospital, at Traumatology unit, all protocols will be explain you for your secure and satisfaction. All information you want to know, it is in your trust hospital Vithas Xanit in Benalmadena.