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Knee Arthroscopy 101: What You Need to Know

Are you suffering from a knee injury or pain? Here’s everything you need to know about the customized orthopedic surgery treatments we offer at our Kelowna private hospital, including arthroscopic surgeries.

At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of highly trained surgeons are able to provide a range of surgeries, including plastic surgery, general surgery, and orthopedic surgery. Some of the most common types of procedures we perform include:

  • Cosmetic breast surgery
  • Cosmetic face surgery
  • Knee/Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Open Hernia Repair

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At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of highly qualified surgeons can perform a wide range of plastic, orthopedic, and general surgery procedures, including breast augmentations, liposuction, knee arthroscopy, and more, to help you achieve all your aesthetic goals and restore optimal function and healthy to your body.

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What is a Knee Arthroscopy?

A knee arthroscopy is a surgical treatment that is used to diagnose and treat any issues in the knee joint using a tiny camera called an arthroscope. This orthopedic surgery can be used to:

  • Reconstruct a torn ACL
  • Trim damaged articular cartilage
  • Treat patella problems
  • Treat knee infection (sepsis)
  • Remove loose fragments of bone or cartilage
  • Remove or repair a torn meniscus
  • Plica syndrome
  • Transfer cartillage

How Will a Surgeon Perform the Knee Arthroscopy?

  • A few small incisions will be made in your knee joint.
  • A sterile solution will be injected into the joint to rinse away any cloudy fluid to give your doctor a clear view of the structures in your knee.
  • Your doctor will diagnose the issue.
  • If surgical intervention is required, tiny instruments will be inserted through different incisions and any damage/injury will be repaired.

How long does the procedure take? Most arthroscopic knee surgeries take less than 60 minutes and they are done on an outpatient basis, meaning you’ll get to go home the same day.

Benefits of Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopy has revolutionized the way orthopedic surgeons diagnose and treat joint issues. It has many benefits for the patient, including:

  1. Lower risk of complications. Arthroscopy involves tiny incisions instead of large cuts, minimizing your chances of complications or infections.
  2. Less post-operative pain. No muscles or tendons have to be cut to repair the joint, meaning that the pain will be much less following the procedure. This also means that the recovery period is faster.
  3. Less scarring. The minimally invasive nature of arthroscopic surgery means that any scarring will be kept to a minimum.

Am I a Suitable Candidate For a Knee Arthroscopy?

At our Kelowna private hospital, our team of board-certified surgeons have many years of experience and expertise in using arthroscopic surgery to treat joint issues. During a consultation, we can assess your knee injury and help determine whether or not an arthroscopy is the right treatment for you.

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To find out more about the costs and benefits of our arthroscopic surgeries, as well as our general and plastic surgery procedures, and to learn how our team of surgeons can help you achieve the safest and most satisfactory health outcomes, contact us at 250-868-9799 or fill in our online contact form.

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