Do You Need Knee Cartilage Surgery?
If you are undergoing knee arthroscopy then it involves use of miniature camera, together with many other surgical instruments in order to see as well as asses knee joints tissue. Knee arthroscopy is also known as synovectomy, patellar debridement, arthrospic laternal retinacular releases and knee scope.
A miniature camera is less than fourth of inch in diameter, when inserted in to incision within the knee. Well it is attached to the monitor and allows the surgeon to see the knee tissue. In most of the cases patient can also choose to observe surgery from the monitor.
Its a simple surgical process needing only regional or local anaesthesia in order to numb operation site. During the surgery patient remains responsive and lucid. But extensive surgery may require general anaesthesia, making the patient to take sleep without any pain.
To expand the size of the joint and stop excessive bleeding then saline solution is actually pumped with lot pressure following the camera insertion. Well tourniquet will also be needed or applied to avoid bleeding.
After prying knee arthroscopy to considering the damage, surgeon will make up nearly four additional cuts in order to insert few other instruments such as:
1. A shaver- which is meant for removing or smoothening the uneven and damaged soft tissues.
2. a heat probe: this is used to eradicate the synovitis from the joints
3. a blunt hook: for pulling the cartilage as well as knee tissue
4. a burr: this is used to remove the jagged or uneven particles of the bone
After the completion of the surgery, saline solution is actually drained from patients knee, incisions are stitched closely and dressing or bandage is applied. Maximum number of surgeons documents this process from the pictures shown by the video monitor so that the patient can also see the number of steps involved in this surgery.
There are number reasons for this kind of surgery. Arthroscopy is normally undertaken for knee disorder that includes:
1. Mild form of arthritis
2. removal or repair of the torn meniscus
3. removal of the loose fragments of cartilage or bone floating under the knee joint
4. repairing torn or broken posterior cruciate or anterior cruciate ligament
5. alignment of skewed Patella
6. damage or inflammation of synovium (joint lining)
You can do some internet research to know more about this kind of surgery. You will get all the information related to this surgery on various websites.