10 Clinical & Operational Statistics on Knee Arthroscopy

Here are 10 clinical and operational statistics on knee arthroscopy, according to a 2011 clinical study of the procedure including results from 40 organizations that performed a combined total of more than 11,000 procedures annually.

Procedure times

Median pre-procedure time: 90 minutes (range: 60 to 164)
Average procedure time: 26 minutes (range: 7 to 55)
Median discharge time: 68 minutes (range: 40 to 132)

Patient outcomes


91 percent of patients said they were able to schedule procedures as soon as they wanted.
99 percent said they experienced little or no discomfort during the procedure.
98 percent said they were comfortable during post-discharge.
100 percent reported adequate understanding of the procedure.
100 percent had received written discharge instructions.
97 percent
had begun walking (with or without crutches).
98 percent
would recommend the procedure to a friend or relative.

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