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Arthroscopy Surgery

What is Arthroscopy Surgery?

It is a surgical procedure used by orthopaedic surgeons to visualize, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.

I had arthroscopic knee surgery, what next?

Your surgeon may refer you for physiotherapy to enable you return to normal functions quickly. Your Physiotherapist will examine you and develop a treatment plan to improve strength and mobility for you to make a full recovery.

Do all patients after arthroscopy surgery require physiotherapy?

Yes. Postoperative pain, swelling and bruising are common after arthroscopy surgery. Pain management, swelling reduction and guided structured exercise programs prescribed by Physiotherapists are important for patients to make full recovery.

What conditions are diagnosed and treated using arthroscopy surgery?

The common arthroscopy procedures are:

  • 1. Knee arthroscopy

  • 2. Shoulder arthroscopy

  • 3. Elbow arthroscopy

  • 4. Ankle arthroscopy

  • 5. Hip arthroscopy

  • 6. Wrist arthroscopy

The common conditions treated with these procedures are:

  • Inflammation, including in the lining of the synovium (the smooth lining of the joint) in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist or ankle.

  • Rotator cuff tendon tears

  • Impingement syndrome (a common shoulder condition)

  • Recurrent dislocations in the shoulder

  • Meniscal (cartilage) tears

  • Chondromalacia (wearing or injury of the cartilage cushion)

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears with instability in the knee

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist

  • Pieces of loose bone and/or cartilage, particularly in the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle or wrist

  • Inflammation, including in the lining of the synovium (the smooth lining of the joint) in the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist or ankle.

  • Rotator cuff tendon tears

  • Impingement syndrome (a common shoulder condition)

  • Recurrent dislocations in the shoulder

  • Meniscal (cartilage) tears

  • Chondromalacia (wearing or injury of the cartilage cushion)

  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears with instability in the knee

  • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist

  • Pieces of loose bone and/or cartilage, particularly in the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle or wrist

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