Before Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Meeting your Arthroscopic Knee Surgeon:

The first time when you meet Arthroscopic Knee Surgeon in Mumbai, Dr. Amyn Rajani. A complete history of your body will be taken. Don't forget to mention about the surgeries that were performed on you in the past, all about the diseases that you were suffering from (if any) and the medications that you were taking to cure it.  Medications like ecosprin (aspirin), or clopidogrel be stopped at least 10 days before the date of surgery.

This will be followed by a complete physical examination of the Knee Joint. Special care will be taken to do a thorough examination of the Knee without giving you any pain.

 Knee Inspection

Once a complete examination is done, X-rays of your Knees will be ordered, which will help to identify any bony abnormality or loose bodies.

An MRI may be ordered to identify and confirm the pathology involving the synovium, meniscus, ligaments or cartilage.

MRI pictures of Normal Knee:

MRI Scan of Knee
MRI of Normal ACL
MRI of Normal Meniscus
MRI of Normal Knee

MRI of Pathologies:

Torn Medial Meniscus MRI

Meniscus Tear

ACL Tear

ACL Tear

Cartilage Lesions

Cartilage Lesions

Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis


After completion of the Clinico-radiological Evaluation you will be explained your disease with the help of animated videos. If you may require a Knee Arthroscopy, the procedure will be explained to you by customized animated videos.

You will also be shown videos of patients with different pathologies in Knee who have undergone Knee Arthroscopic Surgery, with reference to their pre-surgery ability and post-surgery ability videos.

You will be given a specialised brochure and contact details of various patients operated by Dr. Amyn Rajani so that you can share your queries and anticipation with them. During this session you are free to ask any questions you may have about your conditions and about Knee Arthroscopy.

If at all you require a surgery and wish to get it done by Dr. Amyn Rajani, then a series of investigations will be ordered for you.

Investigations Before Surgery:

Blood Profile:

Blood Test

  • CBC, ESR
  • FBS & PLBS
  • LFT & RFT
  • PT & PTTK

Urine Profile:

Urine Routine and Microscopy


Chest Profile:

Chest X-ray (PA View)


Cardiac Profile:

  • ECG


  • 2-D ECHO

2D Echocardiogram

Once all investigations are done, you will be asked to see a physician from the team to evaluate the fitness for anesthesia.

Questions to Ask Before Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

  • Do I need to stop taking my medications before surgery?
  • What type of anesthesia is used during the surgery?
  • How long will it take for me to recover from Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?
  • For how many days will I stay in the hospital?
  • What are the possible complications and how likely are they?
  • Will I be in extreme pain after Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?
  • How long will it take to heal from Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?
  • Being at home, how should I prepare for my Arthroscopic Knee Surgery?
  • What results should I expect from this surgery?
  • What diet should I follow after my surgery?

Exercises before Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Get in shape before your surgery to avoid any post-surgery difficulties and complications. You will be given a tailored plan which may include gentle exercises that you can perform at home.

Patient's Guide to Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

  • It is extremely important that you avoid junk food at all costs and have a well-balanced and nutritious diet.
  • Alcohol can affect orthopaedic surgical outcome so it is advisable that you avoid drinking it few days prior to your surgery.
  • Mental preparation is also equally important, you need to convince your brain and stay calm before you enter the operation theatre.

Date of Surgery:

Once declared fit, the next available date will be given to you for the surgery, depending upon the waiting list. After we have specified the hospital and the type of room required for you, the necessary bookings for the room, the Implant (Prosthesis) and the operation theater will be done.

At the Hospital:

  • You will be required to get admitted in the hospital on the day of the surgery.
  • Dr. Amyn Rajani along with the anesthetist will visit you in your room before the surgery.
  • You will then be wheeled in to the operation theatre complex.