Arthroscopy is a routine in sports knee injuries: meniscus ruptures, lacerations cruciate ligament, but also lesions of articular cartilage. Similar injuries do not occur only in athletes. Depending on the work and the activity of each individual ligament injuries of the knee observed in all ages and categories of workers
What is the procedure before surgery ?
Performed to prepare for surgery. Performed x-rays, blood tests and ECG . Take a complete medical history with emphasis on cardiac and respiratory problems, allergies or previous surgery. Becomes final check by a cardiologist and an anesthesiologist.
Required keeping patients in hospital?
If arthroscopy , the patient can get discharged the same day.
If required hospitalization arthroplasty usually 3-4 days.
What kind of anesthesia is needed?
This is determined in consultation with the anesthesiologist , but in most cases required general anesthesia ..
What is the recovery time after surgery?
The return to full activities is approximately 3-4 weeks for arthroscopy to 8-10 weeks for resurfacing .
There are risks after surgery?
The complication rate of arthroscopy is less than 1% when performed by trained orthopedic surgeons.
The complication rate of total hip is about 2-3 %.