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Knee Arthroscopy

What is knee arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that uses several small incisions to access the inside of your knee with a tiny camera and specialized instruments inserted into the joint space. Using arthroscopy, your doctor can confirm your diagnosis and repair any injured tissue.

What happens during a knee arthroscopy?

Although every patient is different, here is what typically happens during a knee arthroscopy procedure:

What are the risks of knee arthroscopy?

As with any surgery, arthroscopy has risks. These include, but are not limited to:

What can I expect before knee arthroscopy?

You will need a preoperative physical performed by your primary care provider within 30 days before surgery. If you do not have this done, we will have to cancel and reschedule your surgery.

What can I expect after knee arthroscopy?

Here is what happens after your knee arthroscopy procedure:

What can I expect while I am recovering at home after knee arthroscopy?

What is cold compression therapy, and why did my doctor recommend it?

Your doctor may prescribe a cold compression therapy unit for you to use after your surgery. Integrated cold and compression is clinically proven to:

Summit Orthopedics believes that the cold compression therapy unit will provide you with the best possible outcome in the days following your surgery.

How long will it take to recover from knee arthroscopy?

The length of your recovery can vary, so talk with your orthopedic surgeon about the recovery plan for your specific situation.