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Can knee arthroscopy cause scoliosis and pain?

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Answered by

Dr. Atul Prakash

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iCliniq medical review team

Published At August 12, 2018
Reviewed AtAugust 9, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I have mild scoliosis convex to the left and was wondering if a left knee arthroscopy can be the cause of my posture and/or pain issues. For example, sitting, standing. Also, having scoliosis, would that cause a blood clot (pulmonary embolism) after this surgery? With being a severe asthmatic.

Answered by Dr. Atul Prakash

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

Scoliosis is a structural problem and knee pain will not cause this. Arthroscopy can rarely lead to a clot formation but is not necessarily a known risk factor for DVT (deep vein thrombosis) as you are likely to mobilize very quickly and the procedure is usually short. Scoliosis does not add to the risks either.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Atul Prakash
Dr. Atul Prakash

Orthopedician and Traumatology

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