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Old 08-29-2008, 01:49 PM   #1
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How many times can I get a knee arthroscopic?

How many times can I get a knee arthroscopic?

 
Old 08-31-2008, 05:52 AM   #2
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Re: How many times can I get a knee arthroscopic?

not sure. one of my friends has had 7

4 on one knee and 3 on the other. he now has artificial patella's and has very limited movement.

 
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Re: How many times can I get a knee arthroscopic?

k2008,

I'm not sure that there's an official limit. I've had 9; 5 on my left and 4 on my right and just had my left knee reconstructed and a tibial tubercle osteotomy on Monday. This was not an arthroscopy but an open knee operation.

Have you searched the net to see if you could get more information? Good luck and if you find an answer please let us know, I'm sure there are many people here who would be curious to know the anwer.

 
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Re: How many times can I get a knee arthroscopic?

I had 3 on my left knee over 8 years before I had TKA. By that time there was so much bone exposed that it was suggested I have TKA..by 3 OS who are all know to be very conservative.

I think it depends on the extent of the damage and how much needs to be shaved as to the number of times that you can have it.
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Re: How many times can I get a knee arthroscopic?

keeping in mind that there are many other things that can be done by arthroscopy besides shaving. I've had Lateral Releases done on both knees arthroscopically, micro-fractures on both knees arthroscopically along with the general cartiledge repairs.

 
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Re: How many times can I get a knee arthroscopic?

I have had about 15 knee surgeries - about 12 of them arthroscopic and about 10 on one knee (rt). I go in every 2-3 years for an arthroscopy to "clean out" some of the damage. It keeps my knee functioning well. My first knee surgery was at 14 and I'm now 42. I see my orthopedic knee surgeon next week and I'm betting I'm up for another arthroscopy before the end of the year.
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