What is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy, also known as arthroscopic surgery, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on joints in which a surgeon uses an arthroscope, a sort of endoscope which is inserted into the joint through a tiny incision, for performing an examination and treating damaged parts inside the joint.
With cutting age orthopedic technologies, modern Arthroscopy allows a patient to recover full, fast and painless after the surgical procedure. Gone are the days when surgeries required incisions, prolonged hospitalization, and excessive blood loss because now surgeries can be managed with minimum cuts, day care admission and less blood loss. That results in a smooth and fast recovery with nominal interference with your daily schedule.
Which joints of the human body can be examined or treated through Arthroscopy surgery?
Almost all of human body joints can be treated, but it is most commonly used for knee, elbow, shoulder, ankle, wrist, and hip joint. There lies a myth that Arthroscopy surgery is only for athletes or sportsperson, but now the most of the arthroscopic surgeries are done on the non-athlete person who sustained injuries in a roadside or domestic accident.
Is Arthroscopy surgery painful?
Our exceptional pain management ensures that you don’t feel pain before, during or after the surgery procedure. Arthroscopy accompanies the mild joint soreness that can easily be managed with simple anti-inflammatory medications and excellent follow-up process by our medical support team.
What is the usual procedure for Arthroscopy?
At first, you will be examined by an Orthopedic surgeon, who will decide whether Arthroscopy is appropriate for you or not. Most such procedures are carried out as a day care, wherein you get discharged from the hospital within 24 to 48 hours. Regional anesthesia is given for the lower limb procedure and general anesthesia is preferred for the upper limb.
Are there any risks involved in Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is the safest and well-established procedure. There might be some temporary soreness of the joint, stiffness and swelling but that can be resolved with medication. Issues related to Anaesthesia are well discussed with our anesthetist right after the admission. Adding to this, Modern anesthesia makes it safe for our patients to undergo this procedure with a multi-specialty panel of trained experts, you are safe for all potential eventualities that may happen during your hospital stay.