Follow us On YouTube Follow us On FaceBook



or
Search Language
Browse
Medical Animations
Medical Animation Titles
Custom Legal Animations
Patient Health Articles
Most Recent Uploads
Body Systems/Regions
Anatomy & Physiology
Diseases & Conditions
Diagnostics & Surgery
Cells & Tissues
Cardiovascular System
Digestive System
Integumentary System
Nervous System
Reproductive System
Respiratory System
Back and Spine
Foot and Ankle
Head and Neck
Hip
Knee
Shoulder
Thorax
Medical Specialties
Cancer
Cardiology
Dentistry
Editorial
Neurology/Neurosurgery
Ob/Gyn
Orthopedics
Pediatrics
Account
Administrator Login

Knee Arthroscopy - Medical Animation

 

This animation may only be used in support of a single legal proceeding and for no other purpose. Read our License Agreement for details. To license this image for other purposes, click here.

Ready to License?

Item #ANCE00197 — Source #1

Order by phone: (800) 338-5954

Knee Arthroscopy - Medical Animation
MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT: Knee arthroscopy is used in the diagnosis and treatment of a number of knee disorders and injuries. One common use is in the treatment of meniscal tears. Under normal conditions, the menisci, C-shaped pieces of cartilage resting between the femur and tibia, provide cushioning and stability for your knee joint. Injuries, or arthritis, can cause the menisci to become torn, resulting in knee pain, swelling, and diminished range of motion. Knee arthroscopy is often performed to remove the damaged portion of the meniscus. When you arrive at the hospital for your procedure, an intravenous line will be started, and you may be given a sedative to help you relax. The procedure can be performed under spinal anesthesia, which keeps you numb from the waist down; local anesthesia, which keeps your knee area numb; or less commonly, general anesthesia, which renders you unconscious for the duration of the procedure. An arthroscopic meniscectomy usually takes between 45 and 90 minutes. Your surgeon will gain access to your knee joint by using sharp instruments, called trocars, to make two or three small openings, or ports. He or she will inject a sterile solution into the joint to push the surfaces apart allowing the structures inside the joint to be viewed more easily. Next, your surgeon will insert the arthroscope and other instruments through the various ports. Images from the arthroscope's camera are magnified and projected onto a video monitor. Your surgeon will carefully examine the inside of your knee joint, locate the damage, remove any loose or severely injured parts, and use a shaving instrument to smooth any jagged edges. While it may be possible to repair the meniscus with small stitches, in most cases, the damaged portion must be removed. At the end of the procedure, your surgeon will, again, carefully examine the entire knee for any areas of bleeding or other damage, remove the arthroscope and other instruments, and close each of the keyhole incisions with a few sutures. After your surgery, you'll be taken to the recovery area for monitoring where you will be given pain medication as needed. Most patients leave the outpatient surgery unit within a few hours.

YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO REVIEW THESE ITEMS:
Post-accident Knee Injuries with Arthroscopic Repair of the Medial Meniscus
Post-accident Knee Injuries with Arthroscopic Repair of the Medial Meniscus - exh5502a
Medical Exhibit
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Knee with Arteries: Lateral View
Knee with Arteries: Lateral View - BB00030
Medical Illustration
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Right Knee Injuries with Arthroscopic Repairs
Right Knee Injuries with Arthroscopic Repairs - exh74011c
Medical Exhibit
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery - exh52062
Medical Exhibit
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery - Lateral Meniscus Repair
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery - Lateral Meniscus Repair - DT00009
Medical Illustration
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Subluxed Patella, Left Knee with Arthroscopic Lateral Release
Subluxed Patella, Left Knee with Arthroscopic Lateral Release - exh44202
Medical Exhibit
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
This exhibit is available in these languages:
What attorneys say about MLA and The Doe Report:
"For us, the defining feature of effective demonstrative evidence is whether, by itself, the piece will tell the story of the case. Medical legal Art provides our firm with illustrations and animations that are clear and persuasive. Their exhibits tell the story in a way that allows the jury to understand a very complex subject, very quickly."

James D. Horwitz
Koskoff, Koskoff & Bieder, P.C.
Bridgeport, CT

"At 3 PM it hit me--I needed exhibits of a tracheostomy, a coronary artery bypass and a deep vein thrombosis--all in time for a for-trial video deposition the next day. The Doe Report had each exhibit on line. In addition, I ran across an exhibit I hadn't even thought of: reduced ejection fraction after a heart attack. Because this was a video deposition, I could use the e-mail version of the medical exhibit, print it on my color copier, and let the camera zoom in. For $400, less than one blow-up by one of The Doe Report's competitors, I got four first-rate exhibits in less than a day. The Doe Report saved me time and money."

Tracy Kenyon Lischer
Pulley Watson King & Lischer
Durham, NC
www.PWKL.com

"Medical Legal Art wins our firm's highest accolades for professionalism and exhibit quality. In fact, many of the doctors I work with request color copies of your outstanding artwork to show to patients during the informed consent process."

Jeanne Dolan, BSRN, AlNC
Legal Nurse Consultant
Golden Valley, MN

"[I] have come to rely upon the Doe Report and your great staff of illustrators for all my medical malpractice cases. … Please know that I enthusiastically recommend you to all my colleagues.

Frank Rothermel
Bernhardt & Rothermel












Awards | Resources | Articles | Become an Affiliate | Free Medical Images | Pregnancy Videos
Credits | Jobs | Help | Medical Legal Blog | Find a Lawyer | Hospital Marketing