• 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.