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Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. The diagnosis is done by using a tube-like viewing instrument which is known as an arthroscope. It is typically suggested if you have inflammation in a joint or damage a joint. It can be done in any joint such as the elbow, knee, shoulder, ankle, hip or wrist.
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During the physical examination, the doctor will check the swelling in the knee. The doctor may also ask you to change the positions of the knee to check if the knee is functioning properly. The diagnosis, in most cases, can be done on the basis of the physical test alone, but if the injury looks severe, the doctor may ask you to take a few more tests such as – X-rays, MRI, and ultrasound.
Arthroscopy surgery is much easier in comparison to ‘open’ surgery. Before the surgery, the patient will be given a general, local, or spinal anesthetic. The use of anesthetic varies on the basis of the joint problem. During the surgery, an incision of that of a size buttonhole will be made through which the arthroscope will be inserted. The doctor might make several other incisions to examine various other parts of the joint. To treat the injury, specially designed instruments are inserted through minute incisions to the joint. After the surgery, the incisions are covered through the dressing. The doctor will advise you on necessary post-operative tips and medications for recovery.
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An orthopaedic doctor performs arthroscopy. Consult the best orthopaedic doctors in Noida at Pristyn Care.
Arthroscopic surgery usually takes about 30 to 45 minutes.
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Most frequently examined joints using arthroscopy are the knee, hip, shoulder, elbow, ankle, and wrist.
An arthroscopy is generally performed to diagnose joint injuries and diseases.
Common knee arthroscopic procedures include-
Shoulder arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses an arthroscope (a tiny camera) to examine or repair the tissues inside or around the shoulder joint. After administering the anesthesia, the surgeon inserts the arthroscope through a small cut incision.
Arthroscopy is performed under anesthesia. If you are given general anesthesia, you will be unconscious and will not feel anything during the operation. If you are administered regional anesthesia, your arm, leg or the area to be operated will be numb for several hours. You will not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure.
An arthroscopy is usually a safe surgery and complications like soreness, inflammation, and pain in the damaged joint are mostly minor and short-term. The chances of major complications are rare. Less than 1 in 100 patients are seen to suffer from serious complications.
Arthroscopy is usually a safe procedure but just like any other surgical procedure, complications can occur. Serious complications associated with arthroscopy include-
Pristyn Care’s orthopedic surgeons offer a thorough diagnosis, assessment, and investigation of your knee so that you can access the best treatment to resolve your symptoms and increase your quality of life. We are dedicated to providing the best, personalized healthcare with the best doctors in Noida available to offer you the best health advice and treatment.
Arthroscopy surgery is an effective, minimally-invasive procedure for investigating and treating knee pain and other problems, including:
The orthopedic surgeons provide expert diagnosis and treatment for various knee and other orthopedic conditions thoroughly to restore maximum knee movement and functioning.
Knee arthroscopy can be used to treat the following knee conditions-
Shoulder arthroscopy may be recommended for the following shoulder problems-
Arthroscopy is mostly conducted as an outpatient procedure. The type of anesthesia to be administered (local or general) is determined after an examination of the patient’s overall health. The surgeon makes a minor incision on the joint that is to be examined. After the incision, the surgeon may need a pump for pushing a saline solution into the affected area to be operated on. The saline solution makes the joint expand in size. The expansion in size allows the surgeon to easily conduct the surgery and fit in the graft/implant (according to the need). Further, the arthroscope is inserted through the incision.
Surgical tools are inserted through other minor incisions if arthroscopy is performed as surgical treatment. The tools are used for removing, cutting, and sewing during the surgical repair of the joint. As the arthroscopic procedure completes, the surgeon removes the arthroscope and the tools and closes the minor incisions with the sutures. A proper sterile dressing is used to bandage the site of the incision to keep away the chances of infection.
Advanced arthroscopy requires minimal incision and is followed by a quick recovery. The arthroscope is a thin camera-fitted device that helps the surgeon clearly visualize the internal parts of the knee. Benefits of knee arthroscopy surgery include-
Although arthroscopy is a safer choice than the standard open approach, there are some risks. Hence, it is important to choose a highly skilled and experienced orthopedic surgeon.
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