Sports Injury Management- Arthroscopy

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Arthroscopy (key hole) is a minimal invasive surgical process by which an examination and sometimes treatment of damage bone or interior of joints are done through an arthroscope. Arthroscope is similar to the endoscope, which is being inserted through a small incision to examine and cure the joint related problems. Hip, Shoulder, Wrist, knee and Spinal are the few body parts which are rectified through arthroscopy.

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Arthroscopy has two main reasons:

  • To rectify the problems related to joint, such as joint pain, stiffness or limited range of joint movement.
  • To repair the damage in joints.

Types of arthroscopy: 
Knee Arthroscopy: Knee pain is an extremely common complaint. Arthroscopic knee surgery may be a treatment option for certain types of knee pain. 
Shoulder Arthroscopy: shoulder arthroscopy is normally done to heal the shoulder related diseases like, Rotator Cuff Tears, Shoulder Instability, Impingement Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder and AC Joint Arthritis. 
Hip Arthroscopy: Loose Bodies, Early Arthritis, Labral Tear, Cartilage Damage, Snapping Hip Syndrome are some of the diseases healed through arthroscopy. 
Ankle Arthroscopy: Loose bodies, Arthrofibrosis, Impingement, Acute fracture, Cysts, Instability, Torn peroneal tendon are some reasons to conduct ankle arthroscopy. 
Elbow Arthroscopy: In order to remove the loose debris, bone spurs and rectifying loose bodies and tennis elbow the surgeon normally goes for elbow arthroscopy. 
Wrist Arthroscopy: this treatment is done to correct the wrist related malfunctioning. That is, diseases like ligament injuries, fractures, cysts and similar kind of diseases. 
Arthroscopic surgery, although much quicker in terms of recovery than "open" surgery, still needs the use of anesthetics and the special instruments in a hospital operating room or outpatient surgical set. 
A small incision (about the size of a keyhole) will be made to insert the arthroscope. Several other incisions may be made to see other parts of the joint or insert other devices. 
When pointed out, surgery is performed with specially designed instruments that are inserted into the joint through accessory incisions. With state-of-the-art techniques, many conditions can be treated arthroscopically. 
All these procedures will be given a general, spinal, or a local anesthetic, depending on the joint or suspected problem. 
After the surgery, you will have an ace bandage on your knee over the dressing. Most people go home the same day they have surgery. Dr. Mohan will give you an exercise program to follow. 
Risks involved in this surgery include: 

  • Bleeding
  • Damage to the cartilage, meniscus, or ligaments
  • Blood clot
  • Injury to a blood vessel or nerve
  • Infection in the joint
  • stiffness

With the advent of arthroscopy, old fashioned open surgery became out-of-dated. Arthroscopy, a medical cutting-edge technology used to correct bone related problems aid the patient with 100% recuperation from the problem. This is the minimum guarantee which Dr. Mohan, an orthopedic surgeon assures you and offer the best sports injury treatment in kerala.

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