What is Joint Arthroscopy?
Joint Arthroscopy is minimal invasive surgical procedure by which an orthopaedic surgeon can visualize, diagnose and correct the problems inside the joint. Joint Arthroscopy gives clear view of inside of the joint to the Orthopaedic surgeon. This helps them to make comprehensive diagnosis & to treat them accordingly. Arthroscopy is useful for more accurate diagnosis than open surgery and X-ray.
Why is a surgery needed?
Diagnosing joint injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history, physical examination, and usually X-rays. Disease and injuries can damage bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles, and tendons.
Through the arthroscope, a final diagnosis is made, which may be more accurate than through "open" surgery or from X-ray studies. Additional tests such as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) or computed tomography (CT) also scan may be needed.
The various conditions that may require a Joint Arthroscopy are:
What is done during the surgery?
In an arthroscopic examination, an orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient's skin and then inserts pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint.
By attaching the arthroscope to a miniature television camera, the surgeon is able to see the interior of the joint through this very small incision rather than a large incision needed for surgery.
The television camera attached to the arthroscope displays the image of the joint on a television screen, allowing the surgeon to look, for example, throughout the knee. This lets the surgeon see the cartilage, ligaments, and under the kneecap in case of a knee joint. The surgeon can determine the amount or type of injury. A joint arthroscopy can also be used to treat a range of problems and conditions. For example, an arthroscopy can be used to:
Aarvy hospital in gurgaon has the best and experienced orthopaedicians who conduct the joint arthroscopy.
After the surgery
At Aarvy Hospital, Gurgaon we believe that the time it takes to recover from an arthroscopy can vary depending on the joint involved and whether it needs to be repaired.
Most people who have an arthroscopy at Aarvy Hospital, Gurgaon are able to leave hospital either on the day of the surgery or the following morning. Before leaving hospital, you may have an appointment with a physiotherapist to discuss exercises for you to do at home.
It is usually possible for a person to do light, physical activities one to three weeks after a Joint Arthroscopy. Full physical activities, such as lifting and sport, can usually be resumed after six to eight weeks.
Orthopaedic Specialists with us
Dr Anshuman Madan
Dr Rajesh Verma