What is Knee Arthroscopy?
Images from the camera are sent to a screen so the surgeon can see inside the joint. Sometimes, small surgical instruments will be used with the arthroscope to help the surgeon treat certain conditions such as torn ligaments and cartilage.
Why Do I Need a Knee Arthroscopy?
How Do I Prepare for a Knee Arthroscopy?
Recovery from Knee Arthroscopy
Your South Coast Orthopaedic surgeon will provide you with information about recovering from the procedure. It’s a good idea to have someone at home to look after you on the first day. You will also be asked to keep your leg elevated and to use an ice pack for the first two days.
You’ll also need to change your dressing. Your surgeon, or a member of our medical team will tell you when and how to do this, and how regularly. You will also probably have a follow-up appointment a day or two after the procedure.
It’s likely that you will be given an exercise routine to follow when you go home. This will help your knee recover. You might also need to see a physiotherapist until you have regained a full range of motion in your knee.