Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to diagnose and treat various knee conditions.Here are some key points about knee arthroscopy:
Treatment Options: Knee arthroscopy offers a wide range of treatment options for various knee conditions. These may include repairing torn ligaments, trimming or repairing meniscal tears, removing loose bodies or damaged cartilage, realigning the patella (kneecap), and addressing issues such as patellar instability or arthritis.
Outpatient Procedure: Knee arthroscopy is typically performed on an outpatient basis, meaning patients can go home on the same day as the surgery. This reduces the need for hospitalization and allows for a more convenient recovery process.
Recovery and Rehabilitation: Recovery from knee arthroscopy varies depending on the specific procedures performed and the patient’s individual circumstances. However, most patients can expect a relatively quick recovery compared to open surgery. Physical therapy plays a crucial role in the rehabilitation process, helping to restore knee function, strengthen surrounding muscles, and prevent stiffness or complications.