Diagnostic Arthroscopy Introduction
Arthroscopic surgery allows diagnosis and treatment of joint problems through small incisions in the skin. A camera attached to a scope is used to see inside your joint.
Questions For Your Doctor
1. What guidelines should I follow prior to my procedure? Will I need other tests or evaluations before the procedure?
2. What will happen if I don’t undergo the procedure now?
3. How long will the procedure last and will I be under anesthesia?
4. Will I have dressings, bandages, or stitches after the procedure? When should they be removed?
5. Will I be given medication after the procedure? What tips do you have for me to ease discomfort?
6. How long of a recovery period can I expect, and what kind of help will I need during my recovery? Are there special instructions for eating, sleeping, or bathing?
7. When can I return to work, resume normal activity, drive, and exercise?
8. Will I need to come back for appointments after the procedure?