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What is knee lateral release arthroscopic surgery?

Knee lateral release arthroscopic surgery is a procedure performed by your doctor to relieve symptoms of a partially dislocated kneecap. First, your surgeon makes three small cuts on the side of your knee. Specialized, small surgical tools are then inserted through the cuts. These tools will be used to cut the tight tendons in your knee that are causing problems with your kneecap.

If you have a misalignment of your kneecap or it can’t move correctly, you may need arthroscopic lateral release surgery. Your doctor will want you to try non-surgical treatments first. If these don’t work, then surgery can help restore your kneecap to proper function.

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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