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Knee Arthroscopy

The word ‘arthroscopy’ simply means looking (scopy) into a joint (arthro).

A knee arthroscopy is not ‘just a knee arthroscopy’ – no two knee arthroscopies are ever exactly the same. The key is identifying which patients actually needs a knee arthroscopy and then ensuring that the correct surgical procedures are actually performed. During the procedure, Dr Kosh will usually make three very small incision. The 3 portals as they are called will be used to insert a tiny camera thru one , one as a drainage portal and the other one as working portal through which instruments are inserted.

Arthroscopy diagnoses several knee problems, such as a torn meniscusor a misaligned patella (kneecap). It can also repair the ligaments of the joint.

Your recovery time and prognosis will depend on the severity of the knee problem and the complexity of the required procedure.

Usually most patients except for meniscal repair, are back walking straight away and can return to work within 2 weeks. Meniscal repair patients usually are non weight bearing for 6 weeks in a brace on crutches. 

Below are useful links to other websites which could be useful resources 

Attached is a video demonstrating a knee arthroscopy and medial meniscal repair performed by Dr Hazratwala using the Fast Fix Anchor Sutures.