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Knee

Arthroscopic Partial Menisectomy

Meniscus is the cartilage “shock absorber” that lies between the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone.) There are two menisci in your knee. This cartilage can be damaged in various ways, from an acute injury to degeneration over time.

Arthroscopic surgery is used to address tears in both the medial and lateral meniscus. Two small incisions are made in the front of your knee. A camera is entered through one of the incisions to visualize all of the structures in your knee. Through the other incision, surgical instruments are placed to work on the tear. Most meniscus tears are not repairable, therefore, an arthroscopic shaver is used to clean up the tissue to a stable, healthy base. As much meniscus as possible is preserved to maintain a good cushion in your knee joint.

Following surgery, most patients experience pain relief within the first few hours to days. There is no need for a brace or crutches.

Arthroscopic Meniscal Repair

Meniscus is the cartilage “shock absorber” that lies between the femur (thigh bone) and the tibia (shin bone.) There are two menisci in your knee. This cartilage can be damaged in various ways, from an acute injury to degeneration over time.

Arthroscopic surgery is used to address tears in both the medial and lateral meniscus. Two small incisions are made in the front of your knee. A camera is entered through one of the incisions to visualize all of the structures in your knee. Through the other incision, surgical instruments are placed to work on the tear.

In the case of an actual repair of the meniscus, small sutures are placed into the meniscal tissue to bring the torn edges together.

Following surgery you will be placed into a long-leg knee immobilizer, which will keep your knee in extension. Depending on the actual type of tear that you had repaired, you may not be allowed to bear weight on the leg for six to eight weeks. You will have a machine at your house following surgery that will help bend your knee to aid in the healing proccess.

Find more information on various knee conditions & procedures.

Knee Anatomy :: Knee Arthroscopy :: ACL Reconstruction

Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

How does the Knee joint work?
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Normal Anatomy of the Knee Joint

Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an arthroscope is inserted into a joint. Arthroscopy is a term that comes from two Greek words, arthro-, meaning joint, and -skopein, meaning to examine.

The benefits of arthroscopy involve smaller incisions, faster healing, a more rapid recovery, and less scarring. Arthroscopic surgical procedures are often performed on an outpatient basis and the patient is able to return home on the same day.

For more information about Knee Arthroscopy click on below tabs.

Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint
Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint
Arthroscopy of the Knee Joint

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

The anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the major stabilizing ligaments in the knee. It is a strong rope like structure located in the centre of the knee running from the femur to the tibia. When this ligament tears unfortunately it doesn't heal and often leads to the feeling of instability in the knee.

ACL reconstruction is a commonly performed surgical procedure and with recent advances in arthroscopic surgery can now be performed with minimal incisions and low complication rates.

ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon

ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon ACL Reconstruction Hamstring Tendon

ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon

ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon
ACL Reconstruction Patellar Tendon

Please use the links below to get more information from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons:

Broken Bones and Injury

Common Knee Injuries
Hamstring Muscle Strain
Muscle Strains in the Thigh

Fractures

Femur (Thighbone) Fractures in Adults
Femur (Thighbone) Fractures in Children Growth Plate Fractures Proximal Tibia Fractures
Shinbone (Tibia) Fractures
Stress Fractures

Tears and Instability

Kneecap, Unstable
Ligament Injuries of the Knee
Meniscus, Tears of
Posterior Cruciate Ligament, Tears of

Pain Syndromes

Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)
Shin Splints

Diseases and Syndromes

Bowed Legs
Bursitis of the Knee: Goosefoot (Pes Anserine)
Bursitis of the Knee: Kneecap (Prepatellar)
Limb Length Discrepency
Osteonecrosis of the Knee

Arthritis

Arthritis of the Knee
Osteoarthritis of Knee -- Social Impact
Osteoarthritis of the Knee - Frequently Asked Questions

Pain Syndromes

Burning Thigh Pain (Meralgia paresthetica)
Compartment Syndrome
Knee Pain, Adolescent Anterior
Osgood-Schlatter Disease (Knee Pain)
Runner's Knee (Patellofemoral Pain)

Treatment and Rehabilitation

Osteoarthritis: Surgical Treatment

Joint Replacement

Anesthesia for Hip and Knee Replacement Surgery
Knee Replacement and Implants
Knee Replacement, Cemented and Cementless
Knee Replacement, Minimally Invasive
Knee Replacement, Osteotomy and Unicompartmental Replacement (Arthroplasty)
Total Knee Replacement

Nonsurgical Treatment

Care of Casts and Splints
How to use Crutches, Canes, and Walkers
Viscosupplementation in Osteoarthritis of the Knee

Arthroscopy and Reconstruction

Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Surgical Considerations in
Knee Arthroscopy
Meniscal Transplants

Considerations

Deep Vein Thrombosis

Postoperative Care

Knee Arthroscopy, Exercise Guide
Knee Replacement - Exercise Guide
Knee Replacement, Activities After

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