Arthroscopy Surgery

If you are looking for Arthroscopy surgery in Kota for knees, shoulder, elbow, ankle, etc., consult our team of expert doctors at Chanddni Hospital, a pioneer in orthopaedic surgeries and Joint Replacements.

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure. It is done to diagnose and treat the problems inside of the joint. It helps in identifying the damaged tissue present in the bone.

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Types of Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Removal of loose debris or detached tissue that has moved from its place causing pain, swelling and locking.
  • Trimming of damaged cartilage.
  • Removal or repair of a torn meniscus.
  • Ligament reconstruction.

When is Arthroscopy recommended?

  • If the doctor diagnoses inflammation in a joint.
  • If you have injured your joint.
  • If your joint has been damaged over time.

Areas in which
Arthroscopy is performed

Knee arthroscopy is performed when:

  • The anterior and posterior cruciate ligament (ACL and PCL) is torn.
  • The cartilage between the bones in the knee known as meniscus is torn.
  • The patella is out of position
  • The torn pieces of cartilage become lose in the joint
  • A patient has fracture in the knee bones
  • The lining of the joint known as the Synovium is swollen.

Shoulder arthroscopy is performed if:

  • You have pain and inflammation in your shoulder and none of the non-surgical treatment like physical therapy, medications, injections etc. is effective to relieve the pain.
  • You have an injured or diseased shoulder joint resulting in inflammation, pain, and stiffness.
  • You have shoulder problem due to age or overuse.
  • Your rotator cuff tendons, articular cartilage or other soft tissues surrounding the shoulder joint are damaged.
  • You have chronic instability of the shoulder (recurrent shoulder dislocation)

Arthroscopy Surgery can be performed

What is the procedure like?

Arthroscopy is an outpatient procedure, which means the patient can go home the same day of the surgery. It is performed under either general or local anesthesia depending on the joint being treated. The surgery takes 30-60 minutes depending on the area.

Small incisions are made through which the surgeon inserts a special pencil-thin instrument, called fiberoptic arthroscope. The fiberoptic arthroscopies 5mm in diameter and is mounted with a camera lens and a light source. With the help of this scope, the surgeon can see inside the joint through the images projected on a screen. The surgeon then fills the joint with sterile fluid that helps in widening it for the surgeon to see more easily.

After the analysis, the surgeon will be able to decide on the treatment and the type of surgery required. If the surgery is required, the surgeon will insert special tools through other incisions to cut, shave, grasp and anchor stitches into the bone.

If the surgeon decides on a more traditional approach, he may perform an open surgery to treat the problem along with your arthroscopic surgery.

After the surgery, the incisions are closed using a special tape or stitches.

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What is the Recovery like?

Arthroscopic surgery takes less time to recover when compared to the open surgery. It also results in less pain and stiffness of the joint. Mild pain experienced after the surgery is taken care by pain medication prescribed by the surgeon. Depending on the area that got treated, one might need crutches, splint of sling for support to fully recover. The non-dissolvable stitches are removed in 1-2 weeks.
You may rejoin work within 3-4 days or as guided by your surgeon. However, it may take a few weeks for full recovery of the joint. The surgeon may prescribe certain exercises to speed up the recovery.

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