Advanced arthroscopy is used by a trained super specialist orthopaedic/ arthroscopic surgeon to diagnose and treat injuries, traumatic or sports. X-rays, MRIs, and CT scans can be used to diagnose some injuries. Other injuries call for more sophisticated diagnostic methods. The surgeon can immediately heal the injury thanks to the enhanced arthroscopy and reach a more precise final diagnosis. Several of the typical ailments include:
- Inflammation: Swelling and redness of the lining of the shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, or ankle
- Shoulder: Injury to the rotator cuff tendon, injury to the biceps tendon, impingement syndrome, and recurrent dislocations
- Knee: Meniscus tears, chondromalacia, and anterior cruciate ligament tears as well as evaluating damage to the joint surface
- Wrist: Torn cartilage or loose bodies
- Loose Bodies of Bone or Cartilage
The problems treated with arthroscopy include:
- Reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament of the knee
- Rotator cuff surgery
- Removal of lose bone or cartilage
- Repair of torn ligaments
- Removal of inflamed synovium lining of the shoulder, knee, elbow, ankle, or wrist
- Repair or removal of a torn meniscus of the knee
There are six joints that are naturally examined with the arthroscope. These include the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist.
The trauma of arthroscopic surgery is less than that of conventional surgeries. Depending on the affected joint and the severity of the problem, the orthopaedic specialist may employ either general or regional anaesthesia. To install the arthroscope, small incisions are made around the joint area, starting with a skin incision of 2 to 4 mm.
The surgeon then uses additional incisions to insert repair-specific devices by inserting them through these incisions. The surgeon corrects the issue and makes the necessary repairs to the injury when necessary.
Small incisions are stitched or sealed with Steri-strips after the procedure, and they are then dressed. From the operation room, you will be taken to the recovery area.
Before being sent home, you will receive instructions on how to take care of your wounds, what to avoid doing, and what exercises to do to speed up your recuperation. During your subsequent visit, the sutures will be taken out.