Knee arthroscopy is closed knee surgery. In this surgery, 2 holes of 1 cm each are made in the knee and the inside of the knee is viewed with the help of a camera. The most commonly used method in the diagnosis and treatment of knee-related problems is arthroscopy.
This method is especially applied in diseases such as meniscus tear, cartilage damage, tear of the cruciate ligament and early calcification. The procedure is done when there is a damaged cartilage in the knee. If arthroscopy is decided, the doctor first evaluates the patient in terms of general health. For this reason, the patient should inform the doctor about the current diseases and the drugs used before the operation. In addition, before the operation, blood tests should be done to see the blood values.
Usually spinal anesthesia is applied!
In the knee arthroscopy procedure, the tissues inside the joints are evaluated with the help of a camera. In practice, monitors and cameras with technically high resolution are used. In the procedure, a small entrance is made from the edge of the kneecap. The necessary images are seen on the screen and the entire anatomical structure of the knee is examined in great detail. Thanks to the system, necessary treatments for the surgery of the damaged area are performed. Spinal anesthesia is usually used in this surgery. The patient is awake and can watch the surgery on the screen if he/she wants.
The patient can walk immediately!
After the effect of spinal anesthesia wears off, the patient can walk immediately. The person is kept in the hospital for one night as a precaution. In the meantime, the patient is taught physical therapy movements. After discharge, the patient usually returns to his daily life. There are no movement restrictions.