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Arthroscopic Knee Debridement

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Arthroscopic knee debridement is a type of knee arthroscopy, during which doctors remove pieces of damaged cartilage or bone, which inflict knee pain on a patient. Under the name arthroscopic knee surgery, we understand a knee surgery performed with an arthroscope, a kind of endoscope – medical tool equipped with a camera in order to provide operating surgeon with the best view of the operation site possible.

Arthroscopic Knee Debridement Candidates

For many years, doctors often used arthroscopic debridement for knee osteoarthritis. It was believed that the presence of a loose body in knee (such as pieces of cartilage) causes inflammation of joints and osteoarthritis-related pain. However, as the years pass and new research results are published, doctors understood that using arthroscopic debridement of the knee for osteoarthritis is not always a good choice. It brings good results but it is likely to have a placebo effect – conducting a knee surgery makes patients believe that they will feel better.
Recently, knee arthroscopy with debridement is proposed only to selected patients after a thorough examination. Doctors need to get sure that this type of arthroscopic knee surgery will have a positive medical effect. For this reason, debridement surgery is for chosen patients who suffer from osteoarthritis and it is likely that arthroscopic debridement of the knee will bring good results.

Am I Suitable for Arthroscopic Knee Debridement?

In most cases of osteoarthritis patients are advised to try less invasive approaches. Only sometimes using arthroscopic debridement for knee osteoarthritis is medically justified. It is up to your doctor to decide whether you are qualified for this type of knee arthroscopy.

Preparing for Arthroscopic Knee Debridement

Knee arthroscopy with debridement does not include a complicated preparation process. Instead, you just need to inform about your medical issues and medications you take for them. Blood-thinners such as aspirin are prohibited before your knee surgery. Additionally, you will need to fast for some hours before your arthroscopic knee debridement.

How is Arthroscopic Knee Debridement Performed?

Arthroscopic knee debridement is a simple knee surgery. Doctors perform few cuts, through which arthroscope and medical tools are inserted. As the first stage of this arthroscopic knee surgery, doctors flush the site with other or other fluid in order to remove small pieces of cartilage or bone. Then, if there are any bigger fragments, a doctor removes them manually. Then the incisions are closed and the knee arthroscopy with debridement is finished.

Arthroscopic Knee Debridement Summary

Duration of Operation

Less than 1 hour

Number of Trips Abroad

1

Arthroscopic Knee Debridement Recovery

Knee arthroscopy recovery is an individual process. After the first day during which you are advised to stay at home and don’t move much, you will need to start exercises. With proper workout, your knee arthroscopy and debridement recovery time should be relatively fast and you can avoid dangerous complications. However, the exact arthroscopic knee surgery recovery time depends on a person. Additionally, you may feel pain after knee arthroscopy but it should be manageable with painkillers and pass after some days or weeks.

Arthroscopic Knee Debridement Risks and Complications

Using arthroscopic debridement for knee osteoarthritis may cause some complications. While arthroscopic knee surgery due to the small size of incisions and using disinfected tools carries very small risk of infection, nevertheless it is still possible that it will start in the incision area. There is also a possibility of excessive bleeding, which can be easily suppressed by doctors performing the arthroscopic knee debridement surgery.

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Memorial Ankara Hospital

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Carolina Medical Center

Warsaw, Poland
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Arthroscopic Knee Debridement Cost

Average Arthroscopic Knee Debridement costs are € 4,405, based on Arthroscopic Knee Debridement prices from 12 clinics. Cheapest Arthroscopic Knee Debridement cost is € 2,000 where Arthroscopic Knee Debridement prices can go up to € 5,607.

Arthroscopic Knee Debridement prices vary greatly depending on the clinic and the location. For example, Arthroscopic Knee Debridement in Turkey is a popular option where Arthroscopic Knee Debridement costs as low as € 5,607. You can also find Arthroscopic Knee Debridement clinics in Poland starting from € 2,000.

Please note that the Arthroscopic Knee Debridement prices listed on FlyMedi are the average price for Arthroscopic Knee Debridement procedures. Clinics may ask you to provide them with specific information about your medical condition in order to provide you a detailed cost estimate for Arthroscopic Knee Debridement procedures. To receive a personalized Arthroscopic Knee Debridement quote, please click HERE.

Arthroscopic Knee Debridement FAQ

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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.

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Is Using Arthroscopic Debridement of the Knee for Osteoarthritis a Good Solution?

Doctors are more sceptical nowadays about using of arthroscopic debridement for knee osteoarthritis. In many cases, they dissuade a knee surgery and propose less invasive methods.

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How Doctors Remove a Loose Body in Knee during Arthroscopic Knee Debridement?

Doctors remove a loose body in knee with water or other fluid. Bigger pieces of cartilage or bone are removed manually as the second stage of this arthroscopic knee surgery.