Knee arthroscopy Cancun Mexico
Are you looking for a specialist in knee arthroscopy Cancun Mexico? Dr. Jesús Arjona Alcocer is an orthopedic orthopedic specialist in Cancun. He has a Postgraduate and Diploma in Articular Reconstructive Surgery and Arthroscopy performed at the Hospital of Orthopedics in Mérida, endorsed by the UAdY.
Dr. Jesús Arjona Alcocer is an orthopedic traumatologist certified by the Mexican Council of Orthopedics and Traumatology A.C. that certifies the ability of doctors who meet academic and ethical conditions to exercise their specialty.
Dr. Jesús Raúl Arjona – Knee arthroscopy Cancun Mexico
Dr. Jesús Raúl Arjona is a traumatologist in Cancun with a High Specialty in Articular Reconstructive Surgery and Arthroscopy and certified by the Mexican Council of Orthopedics and Traumatology A.C., the highest authority in Mexico to keep specialists trained and updated.
He is a member of AMECRA, an organization that promotes the development and constant updating of surgeons and arthroscopists. Member of ISAKOS, the International Society of Arthroscopy, Knee Surgery and Sports Orthopedic Medicine. And it is also a member of FEMECOT, the federation that promotes the development of trauma and orthopedics in Mexico and a member of the Medical Tourism Association, the first membership-based international association for medical tourism and the global health industry. In addition, he is also an active member of the Mexican Society of Hip Surgery, A.C.
In addition, as part of his vocation and service to the community, he is an orthopedic specialist for local teams from Quintana Roo such as the Yalmakan FC team, Panteras, AHQR and Hammerheads.
Education and memberships
If you are looking for an arthroscopy specialist in Cancun, Dr. Arjona Alcocer offers consultation at two locations in Cancun.
Av. Tulúm Lote 01 Mza 01 SM 12, Consultorio 325
Fracc. Sta. María Siké, Esquina Nizuc.
Cancún, Quintana Roo, México
Knee arthroscopy Cancun Mexico
Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision and insert a tiny camera — called an arthroscope — into your knee. This allows them to view the inside of the joint on a screen. The surgeon can then investigate a problem with the knee and, if necessary, correct the issue using small instruments within the arthroscope.
Arthroscopy diagnoses several knee problems, such as a torn meniscus or a misaligned patella (kneecap). It can also repair the ligaments of the joint. There are limited risks to the procedure and the outlook is good for most patients. Your recovery time and prognosis will depend on the severity of the knee problem and the complexity of the required procedure.
Why Do I Need Knee Arthroscopy?
Your doctor may recommend that you undergo a knee arthroscopy if you’re experiencing knee pain. Your doctor might have already diagnosed the condition causing your pain, or they may order the arthroscopy to help find a diagnosis. In either case, an arthroscopy is a useful way for doctors to confirm the source of knee pain and treat the problem.
Arthroscopic surgery can diagnose and treat knee injuries, including:
- Torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments.
- Torn meniscus (the cartilage between the bones in the knee).
- Patella that’s out of position.
- Pieces of torn cartilage that are loose in the joint.
- Removal of a Baker’s cyst.
- Fractures in the knee bones.
- Swollen synovium (the lining in the joint).
What Happens During a Knee Arthroscopy?
Your doctor will give you an anesthetic before your knee arthroscopy. This may be:
- Local (numbs your knee only)
- Regional (numbs you from the waist down)
- General (puts you completely to sleep)
If you’re awake, you may be able to watch the procedure on a monitor.
The surgeon will begin by making a few small incisions, or cuts, in your knee. Sterile saltwater, or saline, will then pump in to expand your knee. This makes it easier for the surgeon to see inside the joint. The arthroscope enters one of the cuts and the surgeon will look around in your joint using the attached camera. The surgeon can see the images produced by the camera on the monitor in the operating room.
When the surgeon locates the problem in your knee, they may then insert small tools into the incisions to correct the issue. After the surgery, the surgeon drains the saline from your joint and closes your cuts with stitches.