ARTHROSCOPY Surgery is not a pleasant prospect for anyone, but for some people with arthritis, it could mean the difference between leading a normal life or putting up with a debilitating condition. Surgery can be regarded as part of your treatment plan- it may help to restore function to your damaged joints as well as relieve pain.
Arthroscopy (also called arthroscopic surgery) is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an arthroscope, a type of endoscope is inserted into the joint through a small incision to evaluate or to treat many orthopedic conditions including torn floating cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction, and trimming damaged cartilage. It has helped patients recover from the surgery in a matter of days, rather than the weeks to months required by conventional, ‘open’ surgery method.
The surgeon looks at a video screen which is connected to a camera that is inserted into the body, together with working instruments.
It is technically possible to do an arthroscopic examination of almost every joint in the human body. The joints that are most commonly examined and treated by arthroscopy are the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, foot, and hip.
In a Knee arthroscopy, a surgeon will look inside the knee joint, repair torn ligaments and remove damaged parts. Two or three very small incisions are made on the front of the knee. A fiber optic camera is inserted through one incision. A surgical instrument is inserted through the other incision.
The surgeon can then examine and repair the knee. Knee scopes are most often performed for meniscal tears (torn cartilage). A degenerative tear can be debrided (cleaned up) during the arthroscopy. A traumatic sports-related tear can be debrided or repaired via arthroplasty.
Because of the minimal soft tissue damage resulting from an arthroscopy, recovery is relatively quick. It is a relatively easy surgery and most patients go home immediately after the scope. Patients will typically be able to resume normal activity and return to work within two or three weeks. The knee will be swollen for less than a week.
Shoulder Arthroscopy for shoulder pain, dislocation of shoulder and rotator cuff tear and loose bodies.
Elbow Arthroscopy-procedures are performed for elbow contracture, deformity and loose bodies inside the joint.
Ankle- Bone defect and injury which cause painful ankle and decrease range of moment of ankle.
Wrist- We do a special procedure in wrist CARPEL TUNNEL SYNDROME RELEASE