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Recommended For Arthroscopic Knee Debridement

Arthroscopic debridement has been used for many years to knee osteoarthritis. The presence of small pieces, such as cartilage, was thought to cause osteoarthritis or joint inflammation. However, studies over time have shown that knee debridement operation may not always be a good method for the treatment of osteoarthritis.Although it gives good results, the placebo effect can be observed - knee surgery is a belief that patients will feel good. Currently, debridement knee arthroscopy is performed only in selected patients after a detailed examination. Doctors should ensure that arthroscopic knee surgery will have good medical effects on the patient. For these reasons, debridement surgery is applied only to selected patients suffering from osteoarthritis, and arthroscopic debridement of the knee is expected to produce good results.

Not Recommended For Arthroscopic Knee Debridement

In most cases of osteoarthritis, patients are expected to be invasive.For some cases, arthroscopic debridement is medically approved for the treatment of osteoarthritis. Only your doctor can decide your suitability for this type of knee arthroscopy.

Number Of Trips Abroad

1

Duration Of Operation

Less than 1 hour

Overview

Arthroscopic knee debridement is kind of arthroscopic knee procedure which doctors remove damaged cartilage or bone cause pain. In arthroscopic knee surgery, the surgeon uses a device called arthroscope (a type of endoscope) with a camera on it for the best view.

Preparation

The preparation process for debridement knee arthroscopy does not involve a complicated procedure. If you have any medical problems and medications you are using is enough to provide information. You cannot use any kind of blood thinners like aspirin before surgery. Also, you cannot eat or drink anything from a few hours before the operation.

How It Is Performed

Arthroscopic knee debridement has a simple procedure. Doctors make small incisions for arthroscopes and other medical instruments. In the first part of arthroscopic knee surgery, doctors clean the area with a liquid to remove small particles such as bone and cartilage. If there are larger parts in the area, the surgeon will manually remove it. Finally, the incisions are closed, and the operation is finished.

Recovery

Knee arthroscopy healing process is a personal process. It is recommended that you do not move too much and rest on the first day, then you will need to exercise. The healing process of knee arthroscopy and debridement should be accelerated with appropriate exercises, but you must avoid dangerous complications. But, the healing process depends on the patient. In addition, the first days after the operation, patients may feel pain, but it can be manageable with painkillers, and it will be pass after some days or weeks.

Risks

Arthroscopic debridement procedure for knee osteoarthritis may be the reason for some complications. Due to the small incisions made for surgery and the use of disinfected equipment, the risk of infection is low, but rarely in incisions are infection may occur. In addition, excessive bleeding may occur but is easily controlled by doctors during surgery.

Faq

What Is Arthroscopic Knee Debridement? 
Arthroscopic knee debridement is a knee surgery, during which doctors, using arthroscope and surgical tools, remove pieces of cartilage and bone from the knee. 

Is Using Arthroscopic Debridement of the Knee for Osteoarthritis a Good Solution?  Doctors are more skeptical nowadays about using of arthroscopic debridement for knee osteoarthritis. In many cases, they dissuade knee surgery and propose less invasive methods. 

How Doctors Remove a Loose Body in Knee during Arthroscopic Knee Debridement? Doctors remove a loose body in the knee with water or other fluid. Bigger pieces of cartilage or bone are removed manually as the second stage of this arthroscopic knee surgery.

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This content is written and reviewed by our medical content team in August, 2019.