Arthroscopy and Repair
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Arthroscopy and Repair
Arthroscopy and Repair is a surgical procedure that is used to diagnose and treat problems with the knee joint.
This surgery can be used to repair a torn meniscus, remove debris from the joint, or trim loose cartilage.
Arthroscopy and Repair can also be used to graft stem cells onto the damaged area of the knee joint.
Arthroscopy and Repair is a minimally invasive surgery, and it typically requires only a small incision.
How do we do Arthroscopy and Repair?
Patients can have a Arthroscopy and Repair performed and go home the same day.
Patients can have the procedure under local anaesthetic & sedation or with a general anaesthetic.
The incision for Arthroscopy and Repair is at either side of the knee joint, whilst the incisions are also made over the area where the fat will be taken from, typically around the tummy.
What kind of patients would benefit from a Arthroscopy and Repair ?
Arthroscopy of the knee tends to be useful if patients have not improved using simple measures only. Performing this allows for assessment & treatment of a range of knee issues including:
· Damaged meniscus
· Damaged anterior cruciate ligament
· Inflamed synovial tissue
· Damaged articular cartilage
· Fragments of bone or cartilage
· Kneecap (patellar) problems
· Infection of the knee joint
Stem cells are taken from the same patient’s fat, most commonly from around the tummy, refined and injected into the affected knee joint.
Stem cells biology may be complex but at Kliniken, our plastic surgeon has a PhD in fat stem cells in particular, and so able to provide unique insight into its use.
What do we do before a Arthroscopy and Repair ?
Patients are seen face to face in the clinic and assessed by orthopaedic and plastics consultants to assess the joints and suitability for stem cell grafting.
Appropriate testing is organised and dealt with to guide the decision-making process, with patients kept up to date of the progress.
What do patients see after a Arthroscopy and Repair?
Patients will notice a feeling of swelling in the joint, due to the fluids used to look at the joint.
Patients are assessed for safety before discharge and let out with close follow up appointments booked to ensure improvements.
Swelling following surgery increases for the first 48 hours, during which time it is advisable to sleep with extra pillows under the affected leg for this time.
The areas where incisions are made are covered with showerproof dressings to protect them.
We see patients one week after surgery to check on them and remove any visible stitches.
By 2 weeks patients will have very little swelling and healed wounds.
What are the alternatives to a Arthroscopy and Repair ?
Nonsurgical treatment includes rest, physical therapy, and medications or injections that can help reduce inflammation. Alternatives to stem cells include steroids to reduce inflammation.
However, steroid injections can only be repeated a handful of times and can potentially affect surgery when doing a joint replacement.
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How much does Arthroscopy and Repair cost?
SURGICAL TIME1.5 hours
ANAESTHETICLocal Anaesthetic & sedation OR General anaesthetic
SUGGESTED TIME OFF WORK1 weeks
SUGGESTED TIME BEFORE SHOWERING48 hours
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