Arthroscopy of the knee joint in Dnipro

A knee joint is a connection between the femur, tibia, and kneecap that allows the leg to move at the knee.

The knee joint can be damaged in various ways, for example:

  • injuries from turns and sudden movements,
  • overload during sports activities,
  • violations of the internal structure of the joint.

If conservative treatment does not help, doctors perform minimally invasive surgery, which is called arthroscopy. This method is less invasive than open surgery and has a shorter recovery period.

In what cases is a knee arthroscopy necessary?

Knee surgery may be required in the following cases:

  • sprains, tears, or damage to the ligaments and cartilage of the knee,
  • degenerative changes in the knee that lead to pain and limitation of movement,
  • formation of cysts that causes discomfort and pain,
  • inflammatory diseases in the knee joint,
  • excess fluid, growths, bone fragments in the joint.

Knee surgery helps treat conditions such as:

  • arthrosis and arthritis,
  • rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament.
  • meniscus tear,
  • luxation or instability of the patella,
  • osteoarthritis,
  • damage to the synovial membrane.

In addition, arthroscopy helps diagnose the disease when regular methods are not enough.

What are the contraindications to an arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy surgery is not recommended if the patient has:

  • Severe cardiovascular disease such as angina or heart failure.
  • Acute infectious diseases.
  • Large tumors in the knee joint.
  • Bleeding disorders such as hemophilia.
  • Severe liver or kidney dysfunction.
  • Allergic reactions to anesthesia or other medications.

Before performing arthroscopy of the knee joint, a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon and a thorough examination is required.

What are the stages of preparation for a knee arthroscopy at N1 Clinic in Dnipro?

Before making an appointment for knee arthroscopy, each patient goes through the following procedure at N1 Clinic:

  1. Consultation with an orthopedic doctor. The doctor assesses the condition of the knee joint and finds out the patient’s complaints.
  2. Additional examinations. The doctor prescribes the necessary laboratory and instrumental tests, for example, pre-surgery laboratory tests, X-ray and MRI studies of the knee joint.
  3. Repeated consultation. After receiving conclusions on additional examinations, the patient comes for a second consultation, where the orthopedic doctor determines the need for knee surgery and its price, which depends on the complexity of the patient’s condition. The doctor also agrees with the patient on the date of the operation.
  4. Consultation with an anesthesiologist. When the date of the operation is agreed, the patient will have a consultation with the anesthesiologist. The doctor will tell you all the features of anesthesia during an arthroscopy and answer all disturbing questions.

How is an arthroscopic knee surgery performed at N1 Clinic?

During an arthroscopy, an optical device, an arthroscope, is inserted through small incisions in the skin, which transmits an image to a screen. An orthopedic surgeon uses an arthroscope to remove damaged tissue or repair damaged ligaments.

The operation is performed under general anesthesia.

What is the period and process of rehabilitation on the knee joint at N1 Clinic?

Within 2-3 hours after the surgery, while the anesthesia wears off, the rehabilitator will begin the first recovery procedures: massage and physiotherapy. As soon as sensitivity is restored, the patient stands up and walks independently (without walkers or crutches).

On the same or the next day, the doctor discharges the patient, prescribing home exercises to strengthen his muscles and a course of rehabilitation procedures in the clinic.

During the rehabilitation period, the patient needs to come for follow-up examinations with a doctor to assess the condition of the knee joint and adjust the rehabilitation program.

Full recovery takes about 1 month.

Remember that the rehabilitation process after a knee arthroscopy is individual for each patient. It is important to follow your doctor’s recommendations and not skip follow-up examinations.

What are the advantages of a knee arthroscopy at N1 Сlinic in Dnipro?

A knee surgery in our clinic is performed by specialists with more than 20 years of experience in surgery and anesthesiology. The cost of the operation includes full medical support and all necessary medications. Patients can expect comfortable modern rooms, delicious meals 3 times a day, as well as attention and care from the entire N1 Clinic staff.

Make an appointment with our orthopedic surgeon to receive expert care.