During arthroscopic revision knee surgery, a worn or damaged artificial knee joint is replaced. This procedure is performed with a minimally invasive method that utilizes an arthroscope (a narrow tube with a video camera on its end) inserted through small incisions in order to guide the surgeon through the procedure.
Also Known As:
- Minimally invasive revision knee surgery
- Knee arthroscopy
- Arthroscopic surgery
- Knee surgery
Conditions Treated with Arthroscopic Revision Knee Surgery:
Arthroscopic revision knee surgery is utilized in order to treat dislocation of an artificial knee, wear and tear or damage of the artificial joint, or an artificial knee infection.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to arthroscopic revision knee surgery. Knee fusion is a surgical alternative.
Anesthesia with Arthroscopic Revision Knee Surgery:
Arthroscopic revision knee surgery can be performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Arthroscopic Revision Knee Surgery:
Possible risks following arthroscopic revision knee surgery include infection, bleeding, bone loss and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the artificial knee to become dislocated and for inflammation or absorption of bone to occur around the joint. Additionally, there may be little to no improvement in mobility.
Prognosis after Arthroscopic Revision Knee Surgery:
The prognosis for a positive end result following arthroscopic revision knee surgery is good.