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Knee Arthroscopy Surgery

  • What is a knee arthroscopy?

    Knee arthroscopy

    Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can be used to repair or remove damaged structures in the knee joint. Arthroscopy refers to the technique of inserting a small camera through small incisions to view, diagnose and perform certain repairs to the affected area. As it is minimally invasive, recovery time is typically shorter, and the small incisions heal more easily compared to open surgery.

  • Knee arthroscopy may be performed for a variety of knee problems or injuries such as:

    • 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
    • Swollen synovium (the lining in the joint)

    Knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure and is generally considered safe. However there remains a measure of risk such as chronic stiffness in the knee, inadvertent damage to the nerves or surrounding tissue, infection inside the knee, bleeding in the joints or blood clots.

  • Knee arthroscopy may be performed under local or general anaesthesia. Your doctor will explain which is the best option for you and why. The procedure involves making several small incisions in the knee to insert the arthroscope (camera). Saline solution will be used to expand the area which will allow the surgeon a better view of the knee joint. The repair work will also be done through these incisions. When the surgeon is done, the area is drained of saline.

    Recovery period for knee arthroscopy

    As knee arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, recovery time after knee arthroscopy is shorter compared to open surgery, with light activity possible in 1-3 weeks. The exact time it takes to fully recover depends on the procedure and may differ from person to person, but you will most likely be able to resume your normal daily activities after 6-8 weeks.

    Your doctor will advise you on home care which may include the following advice:

    • Change the dressing regularly, as directed, to prevent infection
    • Keep your leg elevated for several days after surgery
    • Relieve pressure on the knee joint by using crutches
    • Get sufficient rest
    • Apply ice packs to reduce swelling and pain
    • Take pain medication as directed
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    • Alan Cheung

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      International Orthopaedic Clinic
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #05-24
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6253 7111
    • Anandakumar S/O Vellasamy

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Centre For Foot And Ankle Surgery
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-34/35
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 5828
    • Andrew Quoc Dutton

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Elite Orthopaedics Pte Ltd
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #12-10
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      6836 8000
    • Ang Chia Liang

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery
      Sub-specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery - Sports Medicine

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      Clinic:
      Centurion Orthopaedic Centre
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #08-35
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6970 5835
    • Ang Kian Chuan

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6734 8168
    • Antony Gardner

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthopaedic Associates
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #11-49/50/51
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6334 0622
      Clinic:
      Orthopaedic Associates
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #16-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      62358755
    • Aravind Kumar

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Centre For Spine And Orthopaedic Surgery
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-33/34/35
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6684 5828
    • Bell David Paul

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthosports Orthopaedic Surgery & Sports Medicine
      Location:
      38 Irrawaddy Road #10-41
      Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre
      Singapore 329563
      Contact No:
      6734 8168
    • Bose Kamal

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Bose Bone, Joint & Spine Clinic
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #14-12
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67387155
    • Chan Beng Kuen

      Specialty:
      Orthopaedic Surgery

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      Clinic:
      Orthopaedics International
      Location:
      3 Mount Elizabeth #06-03
      Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre
      Singapore 228510
      Contact No:
      67376386

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