Specialty Surgeon Complete Packaged Procedure for a Lysis of Adhesions – Knee Arthroscopy. Knee lysis of adhesions is done using an arthroscope, a small fiber-optic TV camera that is used to see and operate inside the joint. Only small incisions are needed during arthroscopy. The surgeon does not need to open the knee joint. Before surgery you will be placed under either general anesthesia or a type of spinal anesthesia.
The surgeon begins the operation of Lysis of Adhesions – Knee Arthroscopy by making two or three small openings into the knee, called portals. These portals are where the arthroscope and surgical instruments are placed inside the knee. Care is taken to protect the nearby nerves and blood vessels. The procedure is done to carefully remove scar tissue within the knee joint. The surgeon starts by inserting the arthroscope into one of the portals. A small motorized cutter into another portal. The surgeon watches on a screen while removing the scar tissue. All parts of the inside of the knee joint are examined. The joint is flushed with sterile saline to wash away debris from the injury or from the surgery. The portals are closed with sutures.
Lysis of Adhesions – Knee Arthroscopy treatment cost includes the facility fee, physician’s fee, bracing (if needed), cost of drugs and any related medical procedures required to administer the plan of care. Not included are diagnostic studies, Medication Prescription costs, consultations with additional specialists and cost of complication management; travel, food and lodging.