What is Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee Arthroscopy is a simple procedure that treats problems in the Knee Joint. However, What can be done post the surgery?

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision and insert a tiny camera into your knee called an arthroscope. This allows them to view the inside of the joint on a screen. 

When would I need Knee Arthroscopy? 

Your doctor may recommend that you undergo a knee arthroscopy if you’re experiencing knee pain. Your doctor might have already diagnosed the condition causing your pain, or they may suggest arthroscopy to help find a diagnosis. In either case, an arthroscopy is a useful way for doctors to confirm the source of knee pain and treat the problem. 

Arthroscopic surgery can diagnose and treat knee injuries, including: 

  • torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments 
  • torn meniscus (the cartilage between the bones in the knee) 
  • patella that’s out of position 
  • pieces of torn cartilage that are loose in the joint 
  • removal of a Baker’s cyst 
  • fractures in the knee bones 
  • swollen synovium (the lining in the joint) 

What Is Recovery Like After a Knee Arthroscopy? 

This surgery isn’t very invasive. For most people, the procedure takes less than an hour depending on the specific procedure. You will likely go home on the same day for recovery.

Your doctor will recommend a physical therapist to see until you’re able to use your knee normally. The exercises are necessary to help restore your full range of motion and to strengthen your muscles. With the proper care, your outlook after having this procedure is excellent. 

What you can expect at ABTP for Post-operative rehabilitation? 

Pain management: 

Care therapy 

The bio-stimulation created deep in the tissues produces important antalgic, anti-inflammatory and above all tissue repair effects, so as to speed up the time for a complete functional recovery of the patient. 
The effectiveness of Care Therapy is due to the difference in treatment compared to other therapies in which energy is transferred to the patient from the outside. During this energy is stimulated directly from the inside of the muscle tissue, thus favouring a quick recovery. 

Restore ROM and Strength: 

ISOMOVE is the machinery for physiotherapy and rehabilitation, to evaluate and simultaneously increase the strength and endurance of knee muscle groups. It helps to establish a personalized and effective rehabilitation path with the following: 

Continuous Passive Movement: It is utilized to move a joint without the patient having to exert any effort to decrease stiffness. It is highly recommended after the post-operative in knee during early stages of rehabilitation. Additionally, that bends the joint back and forth to a set number of degrees. The amount of movement of the CPM can be adjusted. 

Isometric: It is the type of exercise in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction 

Isotonic: It is the type of exercise in which the tension remains the same, whilst the muscle’s length changes and that involve eccentric and concentric movements. 

 For evidence based knee postoperative rehabilitation for you and your close ones! Visit an ABTP Centre near you! 

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