Orthopedic Center
Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Audio Presentation

Arthroscopic Surgery

Meniscus Repair of Knee


Your Procedure
  Your Body
  Alternatives
  Medical Record
  Anesthesia
  Before Surgery
  Your Procedure
  Recovery
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Now it's time to talk about the actual procedure your doctor has recommended for you.

On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
On the day of your operation, you will be asked to put on a surgical gown.
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
You may receive a sedative by mouth and
an intravenous line may be put in.
an intravenous line may be put in.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
You will then be transferred to the operating table.
In the operating room, a nurse will begin preparation by clipping or shaving your leg.
In the operating room, a nurse will begin preparation by clipping or shaving your leg.
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin around the knee...
The surgeon will then apply antiseptic solution to the skin around the knee...
... and then place a sterile drape around the operative site.
... and then place a sterile drape around the operative site.
The anesthesiologist will begin to numb the lower body by injecting a drug into the small of your back.
The anesthesiologist will begin to numb the lower body by injecting a drug into the small of your back.
Before your doctor can insert the arthroscope,
Before your doctor can insert the arthroscope,
the surgical team will inject a clear fluid into the joint. This fluid will inflate the interior space, and will help your doctor by providing an unobstructed view.
the surgical team will inject a clear fluid into the joint. This fluid will inflate the interior space, and will help your doctor by providing an unobstructed view.
Once in place the arthroscope...
Once in place the arthroscope...
will provide video images ...
will provide video images ...
so the surgeon can insert the instruments through one or more small openings.
so the surgeon can insert the instruments through one or more small openings.
After inspecting the extent of the damage to the meniscus, your doctor will repair the meniscus with tiny staples,
After inspecting the extent of the damage to the meniscus, your doctor will repair the meniscus with tiny staples,
...or remove it altogether.
...or remove it altogether.
Finally, all the instruments are withdrawn...
Finally, all the instruments are withdrawn...
and the clear fluid is allowed to drain from the knee.
and the clear fluid is allowed to drain from the knee.
Following surgery, sterile dressings are applied. To aid in healing, your knee may be stabilized with a brace and you will be encouraged to use crutches during the recovery process.
Following surgery, sterile dressings are applied. To aid in healing, your knee may be stabilized with a brace and you will be encouraged to use crutches during the recovery process.

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