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Arthroscopy Surgery in Ludhiana, Punjab

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which a small fiberoptic telescope (arthroscope) is inserted into the joint. The joint is distended with fluid for visualization of structures. The operating team can view the surgery on a monitor.

As arthroscopes are approximately 4 mm in diameter, the incisions are very small. During the procedure, which is conducted under anesthesia, the inside of the joint is examined for damaged tissue. The most common types of arthroscopic knee surgery include:

  • Removal or repair of a torn meniscus (cartilage)
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Debridement of the joint (removing damaged & loose tissue)
  • Cartilage Regeneration Procedures (Marrow Stimulation, OATS, ACI)
  • Mobilising a Stiff Joint

Dr Anil Mittal at Mittal Nursing Home, Ludhiana is one of the best Arthroscopic Surgeon in Ludhiana, Punjab, India.

What is Arthroscopy Surgery?

Arthroscopy is much less traumatic to soft tissues than traditional methods of open surgery. Patients benefit from smaller incisions, faster healing, rapid recovery, and less scarring.

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the internal structure of a joint is examined to evaluate or sometimes treat the prevailing condition using an arthroscope. Common joint conditions for which arthroscopy is considered include cartilage tears (meniscus tears), ligament strains and tears, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction and trimming damaged cartilage. Arthroscopy is commonly used in the evaluation of knees and shoulders but can also be used to examine and treat conditions of the wrist, ankles, and elbows. The advantage of arthroscopy over traditional open surgery is that the joint does not have to be opened up fully. This reduces recovery time and increases the rate of surgical success due to less trauma to the connective tissue. Arthroscopy in case of joint pains due to injury or meniscal tear injury is one of the best options. Arthroscopy in India is done in most of the hospitals in India. However, the an arthroscopic surgeon performing the arthroscopy has to be well versed in performing the arthroscopy. The cost of arthroscopy in India varies from hospital to hospital and surgeon to surgeon. One of the best hospitals for Arthroscopy in India is Mittal Nursing Home, Ludhiana, Punjab, India. Also on of the best arthroscopic surgeon in India is Dr. Anil Mittal. Dr. Anil Mittal is one of the few arhroscopic surgeons in India who have performed more arthroscopy surgeries than other arthroscopic surgeons in India. Dr. Anil Mittal is eminent Arthroscopic Surgeon who performs Knee Arthroscopy.

Success rate: Meniscal Repair- 90%

ACL Repair- 85-90%

What to Expect

Patients are admitted generally on the day of the procedure and are either discharged the same evening or the next day. The incisions are minimal. Patients are seldom in pain. They have a bandage around the knee for 7-10 days and are expected to participate in a specially designed rehabilitation protocol from the very next day after surgery. These well structured rehabilitation protocols which include ice therapy, mobilisation and gradual strengthening and proprioception exercises make a significant difference in the time and quality of outcome. Discharge advice includes medication, physical therapy and at times the use of a brace. Outpatient visits are then scheduled two weeks after surgery.

The recovery time and outcome of the procedure is related to the type of injury and surgical procedure performed. For example, an arthroscopic surgical ligament reconstruction will take longer to heal than a patient who has had a torn meniscus removed.

Most patients return to their desk jobs within a week depending on the procedure performed. Graduated physical therapy under our supervision helps them recover rapidly such that most patients are able to pursue activities of daily living independently within a month. Sportpersons & manual labourers take slightly longer to perform heavy activities.

Best Cost of the Procedure

Arthroscopy as a diagnostic procedure costs USD 1000 while ACL / PCL repair would cost USD 3500 at a good hospital by a good arthroscopic surgeon in India.

Arthroscopy is still the gold standard for diagnosing and managing Ligament injuries like the ACL or PCL tear. These days the advances in the field of MRI have reduced the diagnostic role of Arthroscopy but still it is the choice of procedure for repairing any kind of ligament tear in the Knee or Shoulder Joint. In the hands of good arthroscopic surgeons the procedure is extremely safe, minimally invasive and gives excellent results. One such surgeons who excel in the field of Arthroscopy is Dr. Anil Mittal who has long experience of doing this procedure in India.

Most Clinics in Punjab recommend Dr. Anil Mittal for any kind of Arthroscopic Surgery for Knee, Shoulder or any other Joint.

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