Knee Arthroscopy in Columbus, OH
Knee arthroscopy is minimally invasive surgery performed with a device about the size of a pencil that carries a tiny video camera (an arthroscope). Instead of using large cuts to open the knee joint (open surgery), Dr. Cohen is able to use the arthroscope to look inside the knee area. Images from the camera are displayed on a video screen that he utilizes as a guide during the procedure.
Dr. Cohen can use knee arthroscopy to diagnose knee problems. The arthroscope can also be used in conjunction with tiny surgical tools inserted through small incisions to perform necessary surgical procedures.
Knee Arthroscopy Benefits
Knee arthroscopy can have many benefits compared to open surgery, including the following:
- Less pain
- Shorter recovery time
- Less joint stiffness
- Smaller scars
- Fewer complications
Nonsurgical Knee Treatment Options
Surgery is not always necessary. Typically, nonsurgical treatments are recommended before surgery is discussed as an option. Nonsurgical treatments for knee pain may include the following:
- Physical therapy
- Knee brace
Common Knee Arthroscopic Procedures
Certain knee procedures are commonly performed arthroscopically. Common knee arthroscopic procedures include the following:
Why Choose Dr. Cohen?
OVER 20 YEARS EXPERIENCE
One of the first orthopedic surgeons employed by Adena Health System, Dr Cohen spent 20 years helping to grow the practice.
TRUSTED BY OVER 100,000+ PATIENTS WORLDWIDE
Over his distinguished career, Dr Cohen has cultivated a reputation of excellence and trust among his patients and his peers.
UTILIZING THE LATEST TECHNOLOGY
To achieve the best surgical outcomes, Dr Cohen utilizes the most advanced technologies and techniques, keeping his practice state of the art.
PATIENT SAFETY IS TOP PRIORITY
An individualized, patient-focused process coupled with decades of training and experience help ensure maximum safety for all of Dr Cohen’s patients.
Knee Arthroscopy Preparation
One of the benefits of knee arthroscopy is that you will most likely be able to go home after the procedure and will not need to stay overnight at the hospital. This means that you will need to arrange for a friend or family member to drive you after your procedure.
Prior to the procedure, Dr. Cohen will provide you with instructions. These instructions may include information on medications that you are taking, when to arrive for your procedure, and when to stop eating and drinking.
Knee arthroscopy requires anesthesia. Dr. Cohen can discuss your anesthesia options with you prior to surgery.
Knee Arthroscopy Procedure Details
Your knee arthroscopy will be performed in an operating room. Once your anesthesia has been administered, your knee will be cleaned and a stabilization device may be placed on your leg. Dr. Cohen will then make a few small incisions in your knee and inject a sterile solution into your knee joint. The solution helps him see clearly inside your knee.
Dr. Cohen will then uses the arthroscope to diagnose your knee problem. The arthroscope projects images of the inside of your knee onto a screen which Dr. Cohen evaluates.
Dr. Cohen then inserts tiny surgical instruments through the small incisions to perform the necessary procedure. The procedure depends on your specific needs and can include cutting or repair work. Once complete, Dr. Cohen closes the incisions and covers your knee with a bandage.
Knee Arthroscopy Complications/Risks
The minimally-invasive nature of knee arthroscopy reduces the chance of complications. However, complications are possible, including the following:
- Blood clots
Dr. Cohen will discuss the possible complications with you prior to surgery.
Knee Arthroscopy Recovery
You will most likely be able to go home within a few hours of your knee arthroscopy procedure. Your recovery will depend on several factors, including the following:
- Original damage to your knee
- Procedure performed
Dr. Cohen will discuss the recovery process with you. You may be in pain and unable to put weight on your foot and leg for a period of time. You may need physical therapy to help in the recovery process.
Unfortunately, some injuries require a person to change their preferred form of exercise. Dr. Cohen will discuss what activities may or may not be possible after surgery.
Schedule Your Consultation
If you are suffering from knee pain, schedule a personal consultation with Columbus, Ohio orthopedic surgeon Dr. Brian Cohen by calling or emailing his office today. Dr. Cohen has extensive knee arthroscopy experience. He can diagnose your condition and help you learn more about your knee pain treatment options.