Knee arthroscopy, a less aggressive surgery with great achievements

Written by: Dr. Nestor Zurita Uroz
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Knee arthroscopy is a technique that provides a direct view of the joint with the introduction of a camera. Can cure meniscus injury, crossed and collateral ligaments and cartilage.

What is knee arthroscopy

Arthroscopic knee surgery, experts in traumatology , is a minimally invasive technique. That is, we just need some small openings in the skin for surgery.With this technique we have a direct view of the joint from a camera introduced into the Knee we call the arthroscope, to be diagnosed by direct vision. Likewise, we have developed and specific material which facilitates the task of treating injuries within the joint.


Capable of curing diseases with Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy can cure diseases of tissues that lie within the joint such as:- Meniscus- Crossed and collateral ligaments- Articular cartilage


Advantages of Arthroscopy

In principle, the design of this type of surgery, as mentioned before, are called minimally invasive, allows us to better conservation of all extra-articular tissues (which need not hurt to get where we need to repair). This circumstance allows us fewer complications and less severe.


Complications with arthroscopy operations

However, all surgery there are always a common hazards such as: both nervous and vascular risk of infection or injury, complications such as intraarticular hidrartros (fluid-filled knee) by phenomena of inflammatory reactivity, or bleeding after surgery, or Where the patient biology prevents proper recovery, despite good surgical technique.


How long is the recovery? What care should be patient?

Recovery time is usually between about one month, for surgeries with milder or less aggressive lesions, and up to 6 months for more serious, such as cruciate ligament rupture.Basically the care they must have the patient often as directed by your doctor performing surgery, it is usually sufficient to follow the instructions thoroughly proposed by the professionals, both medical and rehabilitation.


*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Nestor Zurita Uroz
Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Nestor Zurita Uroz is a leading specialist in traumatology. Has extensive experience in sports traumatology and now and since 1997, is a doctor of the Spanish Selection of Swimming. Throughout his career, the doctor also specialize in shoulder surgery and minimally invasive and arthroscopic techniques. All these experiences combined with his work as editor of Latin American Journal of Arthroscopy and Sports Traumatology.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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