What is Knee Surgery?

Category: Surgeries

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Knee surgery or knee arthroscopy refers to a procedure in which the knee joint (arthro-) is viewed (-scopy) using a small camera. It allows an orthopaedic surgeon to diagnose and treat knee disorders by providing a clear view of the inside of the knee.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Improve mobility 15 3
Torn meniscus of knee 8 0
Tendon and ligament pain 5 2
Knee injury 3 0
Knee injury resulting in damaged cartilage 2 0
Pain in knee(s) 2 0

Show all 14 reasons taken


  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell

Side effects

Side effects as an overall problem

Side effects as an overall problem
Severity Evaluations
Severe 0
Moderate 1
Mild 1
None 2

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Knee Surgery

Side effect Patients
Arthritis pain in knees 1
Pain in knee(s) 1
Stiffness in knees 1
Surgical pain 1
Swelling in lower extremities 1

Why patients stopped taking Knee Surgery

Multiple reasons could be selected

Reason Patients
Other 2
See all 42 patients who've stopped having Knee Surgery

Duration

Currently having Knee Surgery

Duration Patients
2 - 5 years 1

Stopped having Knee Surgery

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 38
6 months - 1 year 1
1 - 2 years 1
2 - 5 years 2
5 - 10 years 1
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 1
Usually 0
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 2
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 1
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 0
$100-199 0
$50-99 0
$25-49 1
< $25 2
Not specified 1
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There are no evaluations for Knee Surgery.