An arthroscopic procedure allows us to accurately examine the joint and in most cases remedy the defects with a minimal surgical procedure.
Arthroscopy is performed under local anaesthesia in such a way as to prevent all pain during the procedure. After the procedure, you lie on the operating table on your back. Using local anaesthetic injections, we numb the interior of the knee joint and the area where we enter the joint. You are fully conscious during the entire time. You can observe the interior of the knee joint and the operation on the screen. After the completed procedure, you are discharged and continue treatment according to our instructions.
Description of the surgical procedure
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure during which we make two to three half-centimetre incisions, introducing a special instrument and a small probe into the knee joint; the fibre-optics and a camera transmit the image onto a screen. The knee is filled with pressurized liquid.
By using special instruments, we examine the knee joint, repairing or removing damaged tissue, if necessary. Since we make only a small number of incisions into the joint envelope, the pain following the surgery is considerably less pronounced than after traditional open surgeries; the number of complications and the duration of hospitalization are also smaller and shorter.
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