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Knee Arthroscopy

Knee arthroscopy is a commonly performed operation in football players. It is usually performed to repair or debride meniscal tears inside the knee joint. The knee meniscus is a layer of cartilage that is sometimes torn when playing sport.

The recovery period from a knee arthroscopy depends on the type of injury treated however the procedure itself is considered minimally invasive.

Football players have been known to recover within a week of having a knee arthroscopy. Adam Dykes of the Cronulla Sharks returned to playing rugby league within 5 days of a knee arthroscopy during the 2001 NRL finals series.
Knee arthroscopy
Picture taking inside an operating theatre during a knee arthoscopy.