What is Arthroscopy ?
Arthroscopy is surgical procedure, which is used to diagnose and treat problems within the joint. A small fiberoptic arthroscope is inserted into a joint through a small incision (surgical cut) in the skin. The fiberoptic arthroscope is approximately 5 mm in diameter consists of a small camera mounted at the tip of a narrow tube with a light source. The arthroscopic procedure can be viewed on a monitor by the operating team. The patient is put into local or general anesthesia. During the surgical procedure which is of about 30 minutes to an hour, the patient faces less risk and gets best result after the surgery.
The arthroscopic surgery can help to identify the damaged tissue present in the bones. The most common type of arthroscopic surgery include removal of loose debris, trimming of damaged cartilage, removal or repair of a torn meniscus, and ligament reconstruction.
Arthroscopic Procedure in Saviour Hospital’s Orthopaedic
Arthroscopy in Saviour Hospital’s Orthopaedic provides an effective, state-of-the art technique for diagnosing and treating joint problems. At Saviour Hospital’s, the patient will have an experienced specialist providing the best possible treatment. Arthroscopy is done in a clean and sterile environment to minimize the infection rate. The world class equipments make our operation theater comparable to the best in India. Our operating rooms incorporate the latest technological advances in patient safety and comfort.
We specialize in shoulder, knee, ankle, elbow, and wrist arthroscopy, as well as arthroscopic carpal tunnel surgery. Our doctor will plan individualized care for the patients. After arthroscopy, the patient will receive specific instructions to follow.
Arthroscopy is used to
- In the diagnosis and treatment of many noninflammatory, inflammatory, and infectious types of arthritis
- To identify the location of the loose bodies and the spurs
- Diagnose problems inside of a joint (shoulder, elbow, wrist, hip, knee, or ankle)
- Remove bone or cartilage
- Repair tendons or ligaments
Results after Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy is a procedure where a small cut of about 1/8th of an inch is made. The patient undergoing arthroscopic surgery can leave the hospital the same day, but an overnight stay is advisable. The patient may experience minimal pain. Normal ambulation is after two weeks.