Knee arthroscopy: advantages, disadvantages, risks and postoperative

Written by: Dr. David López Capapé
Published: | Updated: 25/05/2018
Edited by: Noelia Pino García

WHAT IS THE INTERVENTION knee arthroscopy? Arthroscopic knee surgery is a poorly invasive in which through small incisions called portals we enter to see through optics, articulation and all it contains, in the case of the knee, menisci, ligaments , cartilage and sinobial. And we can also treat them with specific instruments in a simple or more or less complex way but the surgeon can avoid the fact of opening the joint for such intervention. WHAT ADVANTAGES AND DISADVANTAGES PRESENTS THE REST OF TECHNICAL RESPECT? The advantages of arthroscopic knee surgery, are clearly avoid aggressive approach and get a faster recovery to further treat an intraarticular disease process, within the joint, we can see perfectly or even better through the optical introduce one portals. The drawbacks may be that not always all diseases, all lesions can be treated with arthroscopy. Only drawback would be the. Well, obviously the technical difficulty and learning curve you need to have good results as in other techniques. ¿Have some risk? Arthroscopic knee surgery, like any surgery, has some risks, but in this case we are talking about a very small percentage of patients who suffer complications, such as infection of the portals, venous thrombosis, neurovascular injury. In general the risks are minimal and the patient can quickly recover a fairly normal life. WHAT NEEDS PATIENT RECOVERING AFTER SURGERY? After knee arthroscopy, the patient is usually discharged the same day that is involved and can roam using canes or crutches English from the beginning. You need to take care inflammation cold, with pressure, but can perform movements with these measures from the outset. Obviously operated full recovery of injury depends on the injury. Not the same surgery a meniscus or a ligament or cartilage to achieve complete recovery sometimes yes that can last a while.

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By Dr. David López Capapé
Orthopaedic Surgery

Renowned orthopedic specialist orthopedic surgery and sports medicine for over 15 years. He is a physician partner of the Royal Spanish Athletics Federation since 1999, and was responsible for doping of the Federation from February 2004 until April 2005. After many years of practice in different public hospitals in Madrid, has a private clinic visit CEMTRO and BiClinic.

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