Open Knee Surgery

Open Knee Surgery Over the last few years knee injuries have become more common because people are exercising more frequently. Treating these injuries may involve an open knee surgery. If your doctor recommends open knee surgery, the decision whether or not to have surgery is also yours. Several conditions may lead to the need for open knee surgery. There are also alternative treatments that may be tried instead of or before surgery, such as medicines and physical therapy. An open knee surgery is done through a large incision in the front of the knee. An open surgery allows the surgeon to look inside the joint and fix the exact problem. Depending on how extensive the operation was, the patient may go home in 2 to 3 days. Your doctor will give you detailed instructions to follow as your knee heals after surgery.

 

 

 

Keywords:
Open Knee Surgery, patella, arthritis, meniscus, ligaments

Last modified: May 15, 2012