What is Knee arthroscopy?

Category: Surgeries

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Knee arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage of the interior of the knee joint is performed using an arthroscope, a type of endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.

Reported purpose & perceived effectiveness
Purpose Patients Evaluations Perceived Effectiveness
Torn meniscus of knee 32 9
Pain in knees 16 6
Chondromalacia patellae 3 2
ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injury 1 0
Degeneration of knee cartilage 1 0
Discoid meniscus 1 1

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  • 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
2
Mild
5
None
5

Commonly reported side effects and conditions associated with Knee arthroscopy

Side effect Patients
Pain 5
Back pain 1
Chronic pain 1
Difficulty walking 1
Joint pain 1
Joint stiffness 1

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Dosages

Based on patients currently having Knee arthroscopy

Dosage Patients
one time 1

Duration

Currently having Knee arthroscopy

Duration Patients
10 years or more 3

Stopped having Knee arthroscopy

Duration Patients
Less than 1 month 46
2 - 5 years 1
5 - 10 years 1
10 years or more 2
Adherence
Adherence Evaluations
Always 6
Usually 3
Sometimes 2
Never taken as prescribed 1
Burden
Burden Evaluations
Very hard to take 0
Somewhat hard to take 4
A little hard to take 1
Not at all hard to take 7
Cost per month
Cost per month Evaluations
$200+ 3
$100-199 1
$50-99 0
$25-49 0
< $25 3
Not specified 5
Last updated:
There are no evaluations for Knee arthroscopy.