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Have you injured your meniscus, cartilage, tendons and/or ligaments, or have an inflamed joint lining that has not responded to rest, physical therapy, or medication? Then, get examined by an orthopaedic surgeon for arthroscopy,  a safe and effective option for surgery that can alleviate joint pain and discomfort.

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Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure to diagnose and treat joint problems. It uses an arthroscope to view and repair or remove damaged tissues. The incisions made during arthroscopy are typically tiny, which means that there is less trauma to the surrounding tissue and a faster recovery time compared to traditional open surgery.

Worried? Let's talk.

It's common to feel anxious when considering even minimally invasive medical procedures such as arthroscopy. To help overcome apprehensions you may have about the procedure, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions that address common queries. Request a consultation with our surgeons to learn more and feel confident about your treatment options.

Arthroscopy FAQ
  • I am suffering from consistent knee pain but don't want to see a doctor because I fear they'll suggest surgery. However, the pain is becoming unbearable. What should I do?
    We believe that knee pain can often be relieved through non-surgical options such as physical therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes, especially when diagnosed early. However, the appropriate treatment plan will depend on the severity and root cause of the pain. We recommend that you see an orthopedic surgeon for a thorough examination to determine the most suitable treatment plan for your condition.
  • Could you clarify how long someone typically stays in the hospital for knee replacement surgery?
    Typically, a knee surgery requires a stay of around 4 days. Day 1: Admitted to hospital for preoperative medical fitness. Day 2: Surgery performed Day 3: Begin physical therapy and walking with assistance. Day 4: Discharge from hospital with instructions for pain management and physical therapy at home.
  • I am suffering from knee pain but am very young. Is a knee transplant a good option for me?
    When considering knee replacement surgery, age should not be the only factor taken into account. It is important to explore non-surgical options first, but if a doctor recommends surgery after a thorough examination, it should not be delayed or refused. To receive a comprehensive evaluation and recommendation from a trusted orthopedic surgeon, it is advised to get in touch with our team. For Appointments, Click Here
  • I am suffering from BP and diabetes and am recommended Knee replacement surgery. Can I be operated for the same?
    Yes, most patients with comorbidities can safely undergo knee replacement surgery after evaluating their physical fitness.
  • Can both knees be operated simultaneously?
    Yes, it is possible to have both knees replaced at the same time. This is known as a bilateral knee replacement. In fact, it is an ideal option for individuals requiring surgery on both knees, as replacing both knees simultaneously leads to greater stability, better range of motion, improved overall function, reduced recovery time, and finally, complete satisfaction.
  • When will I be able to walk after surgery?
    Patients can start walking with the help of a walker or crutches on the same day or the day after total knee replacement surgery. Within 3 weeks, most patients resume their regular walking, routine work and daily activities.
  • Can I sit cross-legged after surgery?
    Yes, our patients comfortably sit cross-legged after knee replacement surgery, as we use high-flex joint implants.
  • Is it very painful?
    No, we handle pain management effectively through medication, physical therapy, and counseling to help patients recover comfortably and quickly post-surgery.
  • Will physiotherapy be required after surgery?
    Yes, physiotherapy is usually required after knee replacement surgery. It is an important part of the recovery process as it helps to improve the flexibility and strength of muscles supporting the knee joint. We design a personalized physiotherapy program for you that is painless and designed to meet your unique needs and recovery progress.
  • Is this surgery covered under medical insurance?
    Yes, knee replacement surgery is usually covered under medical insurance in India. However, the coverage and amount of reimbursement may vary depending on the specific insurance policy and the terms and conditions mentioned therein.
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