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Knee Arthroscopy Surgery

An Innovative Approach to Repair

It used to be that knee surgery required large incisions that left unsightly scarring and put patients at a greater risk of infection. This is no longer the case. At miVIP Las Vegas, we take a minimally invasive approach to repairing your knee, which experiences a lot of wear and tear over its lifetime. Through knee arthroscopy surgery and tiny incisions, our team can diagnose or repair a number of issues, such as:

  • Broken cartilage
  • Fractures
  • An inflamed or damaged lining in your joint
  • A kneecap that is misaligned
  • Removing a Baker’s cyst, which is also known as swelling behind the knee
  • Torn ligaments, including the ACL or PCL

How Knee Arthroscopy Is Performed

Once a physician determines you are a good candidate for knee arthroscopy surgery, you will be placed under general anesthesia. Your physician may choose either spinal anesthesia or an epidural, which will prevent you from feeling any pain during the process. The surgeon will place a small camera, known as an arthroscope, inside your knee to view the joint.

Depending on the reason for the hour-long surgery, the physician will use instruments placed through long, thin tubes to repair the damage. If the surgery is diagnostic, the surgeon will view the damage and then discuss your options after the procedure. In either case, the small cuts that were used will be stitched and covered with a dressing.

Our miVIP Team

Our board-certified physicians are highly qualified to perform your knee arthroscopy surgery. In fact, many teach other surgeons the methods they use to repair and reconstruct the knee. You will meet with your doctor one-on-one to discuss your symptoms and your options for surgery as well as what you can expect in terms of recovery.

What to Expect After Knee Surgery

This minimally invasive outpatient procedure allows you to go home the same day as your surgery. Your physician will likely instruct you to apply ice on your knee or prescribe you medication to help you manage any pain or swelling you might experience. The bandage on your knee will remain in place until your follow-up appointment with the surgeon, which is usually within a few days of your procedure. In addition to getting plenty of rest, you will need to elevate your knee higher than your heart when your leg is not in use. Your doctor will instruct you to use crutches when you do need to walk.

You should be able to return to work within a week of your surgery. Most patients are able to resume their regular physical activities within six to eight weeks. Your doctor will likely give you physical therapy exercises to perform, which can aid in your recovery.

Cost of Knee Surgery

The cost of your procedure will depend on your insurance. At miVIP, we accept most forms of PPO and POS insurance policies. You can always call one of our friendly representatives to discuss payment options.

Other Information

More than 1 million people have knee arthroscopy surgery every year. Following your procedure, it is important to keep an eye on the surgical site and monitor your symptoms. If you notice any excessive draining or bleeding at the site, you should call your doctor immediately. You should also let your physician know if you begin running a fever or have trouble breathing.

Call Us Today

Let our team at miVIP help you get back on your feet again with knee arthroscopy surgery. Call us at 877.956.2263 to schedule your consultation today.

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