Anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (ACL reconstruction) is a surgical tissue graft replacement of the anterior cruciate ligament, located in the knee, to restore its function after an injury. The torn ligament is removed from the knee before the graft is inserted in an arthroscopic procedure.
Yes the arthroscopic lateral release is done to make the physical therapy work more efficiently. Failing to perform physical therapy will delay, and possibly prevent the eventual improvement from the surgery. This means more knee pain, fatigue, weakness and swelling for a longer time period.
Knee Surgery: Synovial Painful Plica Removal. A minimally invasive arthroscopic procedure to relieve pain and swelling in the knee. The synovium membrane is found in joints like your knee and shoulder. This thin membrane surrounds the inner lining of your joint and may have folds and fringes.