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Arthroscopy in India

Arthroscopy (also called Arthroscopic Surgery) is a surgical procedure in which an examination and treatment of damage of the interior of a joint is performed by use of Arthroscope. Arthroscope is very small video camera like instrument (in tube shape) that contains optical fibers and lenses. It is inserted (through very small incisions ) in the skin area where the joint is to be examined. Surgeons views the Internal Joint area on the Computer Monitor, and can diagnose to repair torn joint tissue and bones by small surgical instruments. It is done by an Orthopedic Surgeon expertise in doing Arthroscopic Surgeries.

Arthroscopy is reported to be a common orthopaedic procedure that is used to diagnose and treat problems in joints. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words: ‘artho’ meaning “joint”, and ‘scope’ meaning “look”.

Arthroscopy is undertaken using keyhole surgery, where a thin ‘scope’ is pushed into the joint (arthro-joint) to visualise the structures.

Arthroscopic surgery is most commonly performed on knee and shoulder joints, and less commonly on wrist, elbow, ankle and hip. Knee and shoulder joints are more amenable to arthroscopy because they are large enough for instruments to be manipulated around.

In traditional Surgery joints needs to be opened up fully, while in Arthroscopy only 2-3 small incisions are made. 1 for the Arthroscope and other for the surgical Instruments. Most Popular Arthroscopic Surgeries are Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Arthroscopy Shoulder Surgery and Arthroscopic Hip Surgery, Other joints that are commonly examined and treated by Arthroscopic Surgery are the, elbow, wrist, ankle and foot.

Arthroscopy for Knee Injuries, Knee Problems

Knee arthroscopic surgery is a procedure performed through small incisions in the skin to repair injuries to tissues such as ligaments, cartilage, or bone within the knee joint area. The surgery is conducted with the aid of an arthroscope, which is a very small instrument guided by a lighted scope attached to a television monitor. Other instruments are inserted through three incisions around the knee. Arthroscopic surgeries range from minor procedures such as flushing or smoothing out bone surfaces or tissue fragments (lavage and debridement) associated with osteoarthritis, to the realignment of a dislocated knee and ligament grafting surgeries. The range of surgeries represents very different procedures, risks, and aftercare requirements.

While the clear advantages of arthrocopic surgery lie in surgery with less anesthetic, less cutting, and less recovery time, this surgery nonetheless requires a very thorough examination of the causes of knee injury or pain prior to a decision for surgery.

Different Types of Arthroscopic Surgery

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery

Arthroscopic Knee Surgery is performed in Knee area, the most common procedure is to repair injuries to tissues such as bone, ligaments or cartilage near the Knee Joint.

Arthroscopy Shoulder Surgery

Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery is performed on shoulder for many reasons, the most common is to repair a tear in the cup of the shoulder. It's common need of Sports Persons and Athletes.

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery

Arthroscopic Hip Surgery is performed on variety of Hip conditions, most common is the treatment of labral tears, Hip Impingement, Articular cartilage injuries, and the removal of loose bodies in the joint. It's also used for other conditions like tendon or ligament injuries, Hip instability, and an inflamed or damaged synovium.

Arthroscopic Surgery in India

Arthroscopic Surgeries are easily available in major Cities like New Delhi(Delhi), Mumbai(formally Bombay), Chennai(formally Madras), Bangalore, Goa, Kolkata(formally Calcutta), Ahmedabad, Surat and Rajkot etc.

Benefits of Arthroscopic Suregery in India

  • The major benefit of Arthroscopic Surgeries over Open Surgery is that the joint does not have to be opened up fully.
  • Less pain as compared to Open surgeries.
  • Reduces scar formation.
  • Less use of Anesthesia.
  • Less Post-operative recovery time.
  • Higher Surgical Success ratio

Arthroscopic Surgery Recovery Time in India

The recovery time in Arthroscopic Surgery is very less as compared to the conventional Open Joint Surgeries. It generally requires 1-3 days total Duration in Hospital.

After Arthroscopic Surgery

As advised by Orthopedic Surgeon graded Physiotherapy Treatment and mobilization exertion under supervision and advice of expert Physiotherapist.

Arthroscopic Surgery Cost In India

Arthroscopic Surgery Cost in India is appx. 75% less as compared to developed countries (using same Technology or Equipment).

Arthroscopic Surgery Risks

Risks involved in Arthroscopic Surgery are very less compared to Open Joint Surgery.

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