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When is Knee Arthroscopy Recommend?

Knee Arthroscopy is Recommendation
Knee Pain
  • Chronic Knee Pain 
  • Meniscus Tear 
  • ACL (Anterior cruciate ligament) /PCL (Posterior cruciate ligament )Injury

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Department Of Orthopedics & Arthroscopy, JSS Hospital, Mysuru
What is Knee Arthroscopy?

 Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that enables surgeons to view the knee joint through an arthroscope via a small incision. Wide range of knee issues are diagnosed and treated with arthroscopy.

Your surgeon will insert a small camera called arthroscope in the knee joint. The camera shows pictures on monitor, the surgeon uses these images to direct specifically designed arthroscopic surgical instruments to sort out the problems.

This result in less discomfort, reduced joint stiffness, minimal bleeding, lesser chances of infection and also shortens the time it takes for healing and returns to desired activities.

Indications For Knee Arthroscopy

1.) Meniscus Tears.

  • Meniscal repair
  • Meniscectomy
  • Meniscal Allograft
  • Meniscal transplant

2.) ACL Tears.

  • ACL reconstruction
  • ACL repair
  • ACL augmentation

3.) PCL Tears.

  • PCL reconstruction
  • PCL repair
  • PCL augmentation.

4.) Cartilage Defect.

  • OATS
  • Microfracture.

5.) Synovial Disorders.

  • Excision
  • Biopsy

Benefits Of Knee Arthroscopy


  • Less invasive compared to open surgeries.
  • Minimal damage to tissues.
  • A quicker recovery.
  • Low rate of infection.
  • Minimal blood loss.

Life After Knee Arthroscopy:

  • Most Knee arthroscopy requires a hospital stay (inpatient procedure).
  • Food after 4-6 hours of surgery.
  • 1st post-operative dressing on the next day of surgery.
  • Walking on the 1st postoperative day in front of the operating surgeon (with walker, partial or full weight bearing as adviced by the operating surgeon).
  • No pain after 2 days of surgery.
  • Can resume daily routine after within a week after surgery.
  • Back to normal 6-8 weeks post-surgery.
  • Return to all competitive sports within 6-9 months post-surgery.

Knee arthroscopy procedures are safe and effective. They help Orthopedic Surgeons diagnose and treat a wide range of injuries without the need for large incisions. Minimally invasive techniques usually require less recovery time than traditional (open) surgery. If your Orthopedic Doctor recommends a Physiotherapy program after the procedure, follow instructions carefully. Sticking to a Physiotherapy program can help you get back on your feet after surgery.

Why JSS Hospital 

  • Complex and technically difficult surgery performed only by trained surgeons.
  • JSS Hospital is a TERTIARY CARE CENTER with State of the Art Infrastructure and facility.
  • Compliance – All patients are counselled regarding the procedure, complications and cost of the surgery
  • ICU Care is provided by Best Intensivist and ICU staffs.

We have the Best Specialists

Dr. Vijay C
Unit Head, Associate Professor, MBBS, MS. 
Unit: Arthroscopic surgeries of the knee and shoulder.

Dr. Santosh MS, Assistant Professor, MBBS, MS. 
Unit: Arthroscopic surgeries of the knee and shoulder

Dr. Shreyas MJ, Senior Resident, MBBS, MS. 
Unit: Arthroscopic surgeries of the knee and shoulder

For more information on Knee Arthroscopy Call Dept of Orthopaedics 0821 -2335227
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