Knee Arthroscopy in Turkey (Arthroscopic Knee Surgery)

Knee Arthroscopy in Turkey

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Knee arthroscopy in Turkey is a great remedy for people suffering from knee joint problems. Registered in the UK, Clinic Center allows for a smooth and safe arthroscopic knee surgery with a shorter recovery time. To get further information on arthroscopic knee surgery in Turkey and knee arthroscopy cost, you can simply contact us online.

What is a Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy in Turkey is a minimally invasive surgical technique practiced to repair injuries that have occurred in the joints, by making two or three small cuts on the skin through which a camera is introduced to gain direct insight from the field of intervention. Arthroscopy knee surgery allows diagnosing and treating, with greater precision and margin of success, different knee problems without the need for hospitalization and enabling a quick recovery of patients. Your surgeon can use knee arthroscopy to examine, repair, or remove any injured tissue.

How is an Arthroscopic Knee Surgery Done?

Knee Arthroscopy abroad can be performed under local anaesthesia, through which patients feel no discomfort or pain.

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a minimally invasive operation in which two half-centimetre small holes are made in the knee. Through one of them a tiny camera connected to a monitor is introduced to be able to see in detail what the injury is inside the knee. Instruments are inserted through the other hole to perform the surgery. Thus, the injured structures are seen and repaired with greater precision.

This part of a knee arthroscopy generally lasts from 30 minutes to just over an hour. How long it lasts depends on the findings and the treatment needed. You will be transferred to the recovery room and could go home in 1 to 2 hours after a knee arthroscopy in Turkey.

Who is a Candidate for Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy in Turkey is most commonly used to:

  • Remove or repair broken meniscus cartilage
  • Reconstruct a torn anterior cruciate ligament
  • Trim broken pieces of articular cartilage
  • Remove loose pieces of bone or cartilage
  • Remove inflamed synovial tissue

How to Get Ready for a Knee Arthroscopy?

If you decide to have a knee arthroscopy abroad, you may need a complete physical exam with your doctor before the surgery. Your doctor will evaluate your health and identify any problems that may interfere with your surgery.

Before an arthroscopic knee surgery, tell your orthopaedic surgeon about any medications or supplements that you take. The doctor will tell you which medications you should stop taking before surgery.

To help plan the procedure, your orthopaedic surgeon may order preoperative exams. These may include blood cell counts or an EKG (electrocardiogram).

It is also advisable to bring clothes that are easy to wear after your knee arthroscopy.

How painful is a Knee Arthroscopy?

As in every other surgery, experiencing moderate pain and discomfort is quite common, not during the knee arthroscopy but after you have recovered from anaesthesia. The pain can be kept under control through medications and physical therapy exercises. It is also important to keep the incision clean to prevent infection or irritation. Patients are advised to use a walking stick for the first 2 weeks after knee arthroscopy to avoid too much weight on the knees, which otherwise will increase the pain level.

What are the Risks of a Knee Arthroscopy?

When compared to a total knee replacement, arthroscopic knee surgery in Turkey is a simple procedure that requires a small incision on the knees. As long as the surgery is performed by a qualified orthopaedic surgeon under sufficient conditions and the patient goes through the pre-operative tests; knee arthroscopy is a risk-free operation. However, when these points are ruled out; arthroscopic knee surgery may have such risks as: blood clotting, infection, damage to nerves and cartilage or stiffness in the knee.

Knee Arthroscopy Results in Turkey

Arthroscopic knee surgery is a procedure mostly used for a further diagnosis of knee joint disorders. The orthopaedic surgeon can examine the parts of the knee in detail through the camera he introduces into the knees. Meanwhile, if the joint is not fully worn-out, the orthopaedic surgeon can treat some conditions without the need of an open knee surgery. If this is the case, results of a knee arthroscopy is often quick and satisfying. Right after the arthroscopic knee surgery, the patient is likely to experience pain relief and easier mobilisation. Also, the results can be enhanced by means of physical therapy for arthroscopic knee surgery recommended by your surgeon.

What to Expect After an Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?

Knee arthroscopy in Turkey is often an outpatient procedure, which means patients can leave the hospital a couple of hours after the surgery unless requested otherwise by the operating surgeon. You will leave the hospital with a bandage that will cover your knee and some restrictions while walking as it is likely to cause pain. You are also advised to have someone with you on the first night since you may have difficulty in performing daily tasks.

Your orthopaedic surgeon will see you in the office a few days after surgery to monitor your progress, review the results of knee arthroscopy, and begin your postoperative treatment program.

If your job involves heavy tasks, it may take longer before you can get back to work. Discuss with your doctor when it is reasonable and safe for you to return to work.

How Long Does it Take to Recover from a Knee Arthroscopy?

Although recovery from knee arthroscopy is much faster than traditional open knee surgery, it is essential to follow your surgeon’s instructions during your recovery period. The average downtime of a knee arthroscopy is generally 2 weeks while the full recovery takes about 6 weeks.

However, the end result of your surgery will likely be determined by the degree of damage to your knee. For example, if the articular cartilage in your knee has worn down completely, then full recovery may not be possible. You may need to change your lifestyle. This may mean limiting your activities and looking for low-impact exercise alternatives.

Advantages of Knee Arthroscopy in Turkey assisted by Clinic Center

Registered in the UK, Clinic Center is in the forefront among the orthopaedics and traumatology clinics abroad. Using the latest techniques and technologies, our partner orthopaedic surgeons perform arthroscopic knee surgery in well-equipped health facilities. Clinic Center offers such opportunities as video or physical consultation in addition to life-long aftercare in the UK. To get further information on orthopaedic treatments abroad, you can simply contact us online.

Knee Arthroscopy Cost in Turkey

Knee arthroscopy cost significantly varies from country to country. It is known that orthopaedic treatments in European countries are hardly affordable. However, Turkey has been a popular spot as the country offers both high quality service and an affordable knee arthroscopy cost. Clinic Center guarantees highly effective treatments at the most reasonable knee arthroscopy price. If you are interested in our knee arthroscopy cost, you can simply contact us online.

Knee Arthroscopy All Inclusive Package

Having a knee arthroscopy abroad may be stressful, especially in a country that the candidate has never been before. Thanks to the all-inclusive packages offered, Clinic Center will make you all at ease, assisting you at each step of your orthopaedic treatment in Turkey:

Knee Arthroscopy Recovery and Aftercare

Recovery from an arthroscopic knee surgery gets a lot quicker and easier when patients are provided with sufficient aftercare and follow the post-operative instructions, some of which are listed below:

Keep the incisions clean and dry. Your surgeon will tell you when you can shower or bathe, and when you should change the dressing.

The orthopaedic surgeon will prescribe pain medication to help ease the discomfort after your arthroscopic knee surgery in Turkey. Your doctor may also recommend medications such as aspirin to decrease the risk of blood clots.

You should exercise your knee regularly for at least 4 to 6 weeks after knee arthroscopy. This will restore movement and strengthen your leg and knee muscles.

Unless you have a ligament reconstruction, you should be able to return to most of your physical activities 6 to 8 weeks after knee arthroscopy, or sometimes much earlier. Higher impact activities should be avoided for a longer time. You will need to speak to your doctor before resuming intense physical activities such as heavy lifting or cycling after knee arthroscopy. The specialist will gradually increase the intensity of your activities. That is to say, you can start cycling 4 to 6 weeks after knee arthroscopy in short periods which are 20-30 minutes long.

All Inclusive Package

 

With this all-inclusive package, you have a trouble-free journey from your home to Turkey after having a successful butt lift. For your maximum comfort, Clinic Center will arrange everything you may need. Here are the details:

Internationally Certified Doctors

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Check-up

A day after your surgery you will have your check-up and aftercare instructions for a successful healing process. We also provide regular follow-ups to make sure you have the best breast reduction results.

Special Group Discount

The more the merrier! You and your friend will benefit from a special discount in the case of bringing them along with you for breast reduction surgery.

Medical garments, support bra etc.

Clinic Center will provide you the necessary equipments to be used after Knee Arthroscopy surgery.

Accomodation at a 4-star Hotel

Having a surgery whether it is small or big requires efficient resting for full recovery. For this reason Clinic Center will make sure you have one of the most comfortable stay till your departure by providing accomodation at a 4-star hotel in Turkey.

Airport transfers with VIP car

For a more convenient journey, from the moment you arrive to Turkey your private transfer will pick you up at the airport and bring you to your hotel.

Fast Facts About Knee Arthroscopy

Procedure:Knee Arthroscopy
Duration:45-60 mins
Anesthesia:Local Anesthesia
Downtime:1 to 2 weeks
Full Recovery:6 weeks
Complications:Bloot clots, nerve or cartilage damage, infection
Exercise:Light exercises 4-6 weeks after the surgery
Pain:Moderate pain
Results:Immediate pain relief and easier mobilisation
Hospital Stay:None

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Knee Arthroscopy FAQ

What is a knee arthroscopy?

Knee arthroscopy in Turkey is a minimally invasive surgical technique practiced to repair injuries that have occurred in the joints, by making two or three small cuts on the skin through which a camera is introduced to gain direct insight from the field of intervention. Your surgeon can use arthroscopy to feel, repair, or remove injured tissue.

How is a knee surgery done?

An arthroscopic knee surgery is performed by making two or three small cuts on the skin through which a camera is introduced to gain direct insight from the field of intervention.

How long does a knee arthroscopy take?

Depending on the injury to be examined or treated, a knee arthroscopy usually takes about 45-60 mins.

Who should have knee arthroscopy instead of a knee replacement?

Knee arthroscopy is most commonly performed on patients to remove or repair broken meniscus cartilage, reconstruct a torn anterior cruciate ligament, trim broken pieces of articular cartilage, remove loose pieces of bone or cartilage, remove inflamed synovial tissue.

How long do I have to stay in hospital after knee arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is most often performed as an outpatient procedure. Unless your surgeon tells you the opposite, you are allowed to leave the hospital on the operation day.

When can I start performing usual activities after a knee arthroscopy?

Walking, standing, stair climbing, etc. are not recommended on the first week after knee arthroscopy, so patients should try avoiding overactivity. 4-6 weeks after knee arthroscopy, patients usually start such simple exercises as cycling or jogging. As for more severe exercises like weight lifting after knee arthroscopy, your surgeon will inform you about the best time, which will probably be much later.

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