Omaha Knee Arthroscopy
Omaha Knee Arthroscopy Surgery
•The joint does not have to be opened up fully. For knee arthroscopy for example, only two small incisions are made — one for the arthroscope and one for the surgical instruments to be used in the knee cavity. • Reduced recovery time • Increased rate of surgical success due to less trauma to the connective tissue. • Less scarring, because of the smaller incisions • Irrigation fluid is used to distend the joint and make a surgical space. • The surgical instruments used are smaller than traditional instruments. Surgeons view the joint area on a video monitor, and can diagnose and repair torn joint tissue, such as ligaments and menisci or cartilage. • Less anesthesia
Omaha Knee Arthroscopy Information
More than 80 percent of patients returned to walking, yardwork and other light activity one week after having knee arthroscopy, according to a study published in the January 2008 issue of Arthroscopy: The Journal of Arthroscopic and Related Surgery. The study is the first to measure recovery times for patients having the procedure.
Knee arthroscopy is one of the most commonly performed surgical procedures. In it, a miniature camera is inserted through a small incision. This provides a clear view of the inside of the knee and helps orthopaedic surgeons diagnose and treat knee problems.
Learn more about Omaha Knee Arthroscopy Surgery including why you need the surgery and the recovery process.