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