Osteoarthritis is a most common form of arthritis which affects the articular cartilage (tissue covering the ends of the bones) of the knee and also other joints such as shoulder, hip, ankle, and foot. The articular cartilage cushions the joint so that there is smooth and pain-free movement between the bones in the joint. In this condition the articular cartilage is completely worn off, as a result, the ends of the bones rub against each other causing pain and inflammation.
Other symptoms include the restricted motion of the knee, stiffness in the muscles, and redness and warmth around the joint.
Your doctor will perform a physical examination to look for joint swelling, tenderness, and limited range of motion. X-ray of the affected joint may be taken to see the loss of joint space.
If the conservative treatment such as medications and physical therapy does not provide relief then surgery may be considered as the last treatment option.
Arthroscopic debridement or a clean-up is a surgical procedure performed using an arthroscope. In this procedure, the cartilage or the bone that is damaged is removed using surgical instruments and the edges of the articular cartilage that are rough will be smoothened. A washout or joint lavage is done using a special tool to spray jets of fluid to wash and suck out to remove the remaining debris around the joint. After lavage, any remaining loose bodies or fragments are removed. Debridement helps to reduce pain and slows down the progression of arthritis. If you still observe pain and other symptoms because of the underlying cause of arthritis, debridement procedure may be repeated. After undergoing arthroscopic debridement procedure you may return to your sports and other activities much faster in comparison to the other traditional procedures.
- Partial Arthroscopic Meniscectomy
- Robotic Unicondylar Knee Replacement
- Combined Hyaluronic Therapy for the Knee
- Correction of a Failed Knee Replacement
- Correction of a Loose Knee Replacement
- Correction of a Painful Knee Replacement
- Arthroscopic Debridement
- Painful or Failed Total Knee Replacement
- Minimally Invasive Knee Joint Replacement
- Outpatient Unicondylar Knee Replacement
- Partial Knee Resurfacing
- Prior Meniscectomy
- Unicondylar knee Replacement
- Periprosthetic Knee Fracture Fixation
- Knee Arthroscopy
- Unicompartmental/Partial Knee Replacement
- Patellofemoral Knee Replacement
- What is New in Knee Replacement
- Computer Navigation for Total Knee Replacement
- Total Knee Replacement
- Revision Knee Replacement
- Robotic Assisted Knee Replacement
- Robotic Assisted Partial Knee Surgery
- Outpatient Total Knee Replacement
- Tricompartmental Knee Replacement
- Partial Meniscectomy
- Meniscal Surgery
- Partial Lateral Knee Replacement
- Partial Medial Knee Replacement