Arthroscopic surgery

What is Arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage is performed using an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.

Questions and answers on "Arthroscopic surgery"

With an ag1c of 11 and fasting blood glucose of 230, the doctor won't approve an arthroscopic surgery. Without the arthroscopic surgery, cannot exercise to get the sugars under control. What could happen if a doctor could be found to authorize the surgery?

doctor1 MD

Hi, I had gone through your query and understood your concerns.

For approval of any surgery the blood sugar levels should be absolutely under control. because a surgery of any type has very great chance infections, in a diabetic with poor controlled sugar levels, the risk increases and also...

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my wife is suffering from degenerative osteoarthraritis Lt. knee. she had already operated HTO on RT. knee. doctor is advise if not improve by medicine, arthroscopic surgery to be done with one synvise injection. now i am very worried for this situation. also she has operated and tereated pap. carcinoma add taking 3 eltro.xin daily. please advise what i will do?

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Hi
Welcome to healhcaremagic
After going through your query I concluded that your wife have osteoarthritis of the both knees. I give such patients coming to my clinic Diacerine and glucosamine with good results . Analgesic such as ibuprofen for pain relief is useful. Vitamin D3 supplements can be...

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70 in September; athletic all my life; arthroscopic surgery right knee from torn meniscus march 2013; knee scan indicated cartiledge almost gone; significant knee pain after 100 yards walking; no problems sleeping; pain killers moderately helpful; is knee resurfacing a good prospect; should I expect good results? minimal or zero pain? active lifestyle without impact? expected recovery time? surgery technique? thoughts?

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Hello,

I have studied your case.

Meniscus tear can be associated with arthritic pain.

Meniscus tear pain will disappear after TKR.
There will be no impact in healing of Total knee replacement due to previous injury.
Post operative Physiotherapy like ultrasound and tens will help, along with knee...

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Good afternoon, I recently had an arthroscopic surgery done 2 days ago on my right knee and ever since I've been producing an unusual amount of saliva in my mouth. Is this a common side effect of surgery ? My throat is also sore as well as my lungs, but slightly.

doctor1 MD

hi
both r not related directly.
but for arthroscopy u might have given general anaesthesia.
this procedure can disturb pharynx in few patients .
not to worry much .
drink plenty of water ,
do salt water gargling thrice daily

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Hello, I had a total knee replacement in February of 2012. My knee has been swollen , painful and warm since then. I have tried 2 sessions of PT, laser, graston, ART. acupuncture and nothing has helped. I have trouble climbing stairs, and hearing crunching when I sit down and get up from a seated position. I have been referred to another OS who did arthroscopic surgery. Within three days the pain, swelling and warmth have returned. t the crunching has also returned. Do have any suggestions. Thank you,
XXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for posting your query.

After total knee replacement you might develop impinging soft tissue under the patella consistent with the "clunk" syndrome , impinging hypertrophic synovitis elsewhere in the knee , prosthesis loosening or wear , and arthrofibrosis . These conditions are...

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I have a "fairly significant" meniscus tear. The orthopedic surgeon is scheduling surgery. My worries are as follows: I am 71 years old, in good health. However, I am at least 50 pounds overweight and I have large thighs and fat knees. I am very concerned about blood clots after arthroscopic surgery. I mentioned blood clot risks to him, and he said I would most likely be on an aspirin regimen and also there is the use of some sort of anti-embolism stockings that are used. I would rather deal with a bum knee than risk losing my life to a blood clot. This is very worrisome to me and I am not willing to just go along with surgery until I am relatively assured that it is safe for my particular circumstances -- age and overweight. I thank you for your input. XXXXXXX XXXXXXX

doctor1 MD

Brief Answer:
Go for arthroscopic surgery

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Thanks for your query.

Do not worry too much, there is less risk for blood clots after arthroscopic surgery than open surgery of the abdomen or pelvis, hip, or knee.

Because it is a relatively minor surgery, many experts do not...

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I have had terrible medial knee pain since two arthroscopic surgeries done in 2000. The pain has been worse since using the trampoline in April. I recently had an MRI and all it read was There is increased signal on proton density weighted images within the posterior horn of the medial meniscus consistent with myxoid degenerative signal This doesnt explain my pain & swelling right??

doctor1 MD

Hello, Your history says about two arthroscopic surgeries but for what this surgery is done is not clear in this. As you have mentioned about MRI this could be the cause of your knee pain.. So do not delay in examining from a consultant Othopaedician or Physiotherapist....... Have a painless knee...

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I am going for arthroscopic surgery on the 30th of June to repair the labrum on my right shoulder. The last time I smoked Marijuana was 2-3 days ago and I was wondering how long from now until the surgery should I stop smoking so there is no complications with the anethesia. I had my pre-op testing today and everything was in good order physically (blood pressure, EKG, blood test etc). I usually smoke once a day at night but I am very active cardio and weightlifting wise.                         

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If marijuana were a serious toxicity, you would have heard about it more. Up to 1 in six people experience significant asthma symptoms with smoking marijuana. This is while they are smoking and it goes away rapidly when they are not. In cigarettes, there is worse lung function WHILE smoking....

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Good afternoon, I recently had an arthroscopic surgery done 2 days ago on my right knee and ever since I've been producing an unusual amount of saliva in my mouth. Is this a common side effect of surgery ? My throat is also sore as well as my lungs, but slightly.

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I have received prolotherapy, prp (which did temporary relieve all pain in my knee, but has since returned), and two stem cell procedures using adipose tissue and spaced a year apart. All this was following arthroscopic surgery, physical therapy and cocks comb injections which provided no relief. The arthroscopic surgery made the knee even worse. After the second stem cell procedure, the pain tripled in severity and the physician instructed me to take three Motrin three times daily. After no relief in pain, he told me to increase the dosage to six Motrin three times daily, but again no relief. During the adipose tissue harvesting, he had an observer present who later left with some of my stem cells, but without my then knowledge or permission. In addition, I see that lidocaine from Hospira that was used might be part of a lot that was infiltrated during manufacture with metallic particles that could lodge in injection sites or be carried to other sites and cause severe pain, stroke, or other adverse effects. I have been complaining about increasing pain at all injection sites (knee, tibia, sole of foot), but have not had any success with resolving the issue. I did receive notice that Hospira manufactured the Lidocaine, there was no record of the lot number and that the facility did not receive a notice that they were part of a recall. I was a self pay patient and all is far worse following my August 2014 treatment than I was before treatment. The doctor said that he is sorry he couldn t help me and has me talking to a nurse who I have not heard from in two weeks. I recented made an appointment with an orthopedist at a nearby tertiary hospital who spent 8 minutes with me. He asked me to tell him what the problem was, never looked at my knee, took new xrays to the tune of $1100 and then stated that he would not operate on my knee. He told me that he was going to have me see another doctor who specialized in spinal surgery (I have a 22 degree curve that does not cause pain). The office staff was not alerted to this when I asked immediately after and told me that I would be called back. This was over two months ago and I am still waiting. I have a consultation with another doctor in June for evaluation for a TJR, but am now using a cane, walker and almost ready for a wheelchair. Before the last stem cell treatment and prp I still was walking without much pain so my hypothesis is that something in the lidocaine must have initiated the pain since every spot injected hurt and continued to and even resulted in a ruptured quadracepts tendon where injected when he tried to even up my posture. I will be calling Hospira to find out whether the bad lots of lidocaine were purchased by the facility that I had the procedure done at and take it from there. What is your perspective of my situation?

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70 in September; athletic all my life; arthroscopic surgery right knee from torn meniscus march 2013; knee scan indicated cartiledge almost gone; significant knee pain after 100 yards walking; no problems sleeping; pain killers moderately helpful; is knee resurfacing a good prospect; should I expect good results? minimal or zero pain? active lifestyle without impact? expected recovery time? surgery technique? thoughts?

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