Arthroscopic Knee Surgery With Partial Meniscetomy
A direct and thorough examination of the knee using an instrument that allows the doctor to look directly into the knee. Allowing him to diagnose and treat a problem within your knee. IE/ soft tissue, cartilage, and/or ligament damage.
Do Nothing; Medicines; Physical Therapy; Injections
Relieve pain, Improve function
Supervised by physical therapist
Depends on job, approximately 2 weeks
When you feel comfortable, Not recommended while on pain meds
Full weight bearing and walking in the hospital day of surgery
Crutches may be needed for a couple days after surgery or up to six weeks depending on the surgery
Narcotic pain medicine by mouth, Anti-inflammatory, Muscle Relaxer
When incision has completely healed with no scabbing
We may have to request medical clearance from your primary doctor and/or cardiologist prior to surgery
Please do not plan on traveling for a minimum of 6 weeks. Please notify Dr. Curcione if travel is considered within the first 3 months after surgery
Anesthesia, Bleeding, Infection, Stiffness, Damage to nerve/blood vessel/ ligament, Fracture, Blood clot, Lung clot, Medical, Failure to achieve goals.
Your musculoskeletal system, which comprises 206 bones that are connected by joints, muscles, ligaments, tendons and nerves, protects your internal organs, supports your weight, and allows you to move. It's a complex, interdependent system where even a minor disruption can result in discomfort.