Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Expert

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Commonly Asked Questions

What is Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint.  During the procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision and insert a tiny camera — called an arthroscope— into your knee. This allows them to view the inside of the joint on a screen. Dr. Scott Dye can then investigate a problem with the knee and, if necessary, correct the issue using small instruments within the arthroscope. 

Should I consider Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?

Considering that arthroscopic surgery is a less invasive procedure than an open surgery, it is often a preferred choice among patients. Dr. Dye has performed countless arthroscopic knee procedures. 

A smaller incision means minimal scarring and shorter recovery period, is is the the biggest advantage of this type of knee surgery.

How Do I Prepare for Knee Arthroscopy?

Dr. Scott Dye will advise you how to prepare for your surgery. Be sure to share with us about any prescriptions, over-the-counter medications, or supplements that you’re currently taking. You may need to stop taking certain medicines, such as aspirin or ibuprofen, for weeks or days before the procedure. Contact Dr. Dye today to learn more. 

What Are the Risks Associated with a Knee Arthroscopy?

There are risks associated with any type of surgery, though they are rare. Every surgery has the following risks:

  • excessive bleeding during the procedure
  • infection at the site of the surgery
  • breathing difficulties caused by anesthesia
  • allergic reaction to anesthesia or other medications administered during surgery

What Is Recovery Like After a Knee Arthroscopy?

This surgery isn’t very invasive. For most people, the procedure takes less than an hour depending on the specific procedure. You will likely go home on the same day for recovery. You should use an ice pack on your knee and a dressing. The ice will help reduce swelling and minimize your pain.