Knee conditions and injuries can affect people young and old, including sportsmen and older people who are more susceptible to falls.
When other, less invasive, treatments have been explored then you may be offered knee surgery.
Knee surgery may be needed to treat:
- sprains and strains
- dislocated kneecap/patella
- Osgood-Schlatter’s disease
- torn ligament, tendon or meniscus
- cartilage damage
- A range of other conditions
Although knee surgery is an operation, it often leads to long-term relief from symptoms and may bring about a complete, or very significant, reduction in pain and excellent functional recovery.
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Are there risks associated with keyhole surgery?
All surgery carries some risk. In the case of knee arthroscopy or keyhole surgery, the possible risks include:
- blood clots
- bleeding inside the knee joint
- damage to cartilage, meniscus, blood vessels, ligaments or nerves
- knee stiffness
How long does it take to recover from knee replacement surgery?
You should be able to resume your normal activities without the need for crutches or a walking frame within six weeks of surgery. It may take three to six months for the pain and swelling to subside.
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