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12-29-2009, 11:21 AM
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Originally Posted by Trxjw View Post
You're blowing this way out of proportion, and don't seem to have any clue what you're talking about. Laparoscopic refers to endoscopy around the abdomen, not the knee.

Knee arthroscopy, is minimally invasive surgery done on the joints. As opposed to traditional surgery where the joint, in this case his knee, would have to be opened up just to determine the extent of the damage. Arthroscopy causes much less trauma to the joint, and thus reduces recovery time.

They're trying to determine what's wrong with his knee, not fix an existing condition. It could be any number of things at this point, or it could just be extensive inflammation. The point is to figure out the cause.

Bure had chronic knee problems and had major reconstructive surgery as well. The two situations are not similar at all.
Athroscopy is the same, the term only used by orthopeadic surgeons. Sorry for the error, but it is truly minor. The surgery is not, nowever. They drill three holes into the joint one for the fiber optic cable to provide the illumination within and get the picture to video camera. Two other holes there for the tools, because even if surgery is exploratory, as you insist (I have no idea where did you get that), some repair action such as cleaning of debris (loose ligament fibers or meniscus tissue) usually get done. As a result of intrusion, although not as major as cutting the knee open that was done some 30 years ago, the joint gets weak. The extensive PT program will start as soon as second day after procedure and will aim muscle biuild up around the joint to compensate for it.

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