- What is arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure performed through cameras and surgical instruments that are specifically developed for this purpose. With this surgery, it is possible to perform several surgeries through small scars.
- What kind of anesthesia is used for arthroscopy?
Spinal anesthesia. Anesthesia performed in the back region. It is the same used in cesarean sections.
- How is the surgery performed?
The surgery is performed through 2 small incisions of approximately 1cm in the region of the knee, through which the camera and surgical instruments are introduced. The total time of surgery varies from 30 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the surgical procedure required.
- Is the surgery too painful?
No. In the first few days after surgery, patients are given prophylactic analgesic medications, that is, they should be taken before any nuisance can be felt.
- Will I need to be hospitalized?
On the day of surgery, the patient must attend the Hospital for hospitalization. After the procedure, we recommend a stay of approximately 5 more hours for observation. After this period, if there is no impediment, the patient may be discharged with instructions and a scheduled follow-up to the doctor’s office.
- What are the scars?
In most cases, surgery is performed through 2 small incisions in the knee, approximately 1cm each. Scars usually become barely noticeable after a few months if all recommendations are followed.
- What surgeries can be performed by arthroscopy?
Surgeries for menisci and repair of knee cartilages.
- What care will I need to take after the surgery?
- Rest for 2 days from work activities;
- Gradual onset of physical activity after 15 days;
- There are no restrictions on walking
- Do not sunbathe the scars until they are completely clear.