Minimally invasive joint surgery or arthroscopy has a procedure that makes use of a small camera called the arthroscope. This camera is inserted into the joint through a small incision, and the structures inside are visualized for correction and repair.
Why is Arthroscopy Done?
There are multiple conditions in which arthroscopy is advised. These include tears of the tendons and ligaments such the ACL and PCL in the knee joint, meniscal tears in the knee joint, correction of shoulder dislocation, rotator cuff tears, ulcers in the cartilage, fractures etc.
This surgical technique allows the surgeon to see the structures inside the joint without open surgery. Using special instruments, damaged tissue and other pathologies are corrected and repaired.
Is Arthroscopy Safe?
There are minimal complications associated with arthroscopy when a qualified surgeon does it. The entire procedure is safe and comfortable. It is done under anaesthesia.
Benefits of Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy is not only a cosmetically favourable option but also provides a better recovery. This process leaves only a small scar mark which heals rapidly. Patients have a swift recovery if proper post-op care is given.
This minimally invasive method is also much less traumatic to the tissues than the traditional open surgery. The incisions given are no more than 1/8 inch.
The prognosis of this surgery is excellent. If proper post-op care and physiotherapy are provided, patients will recover quickly and can return to active sports.
Our doctors can help manage knee conditions and injuries such as ACL tears and meniscal tears. Our doctor’s expertise includes cartilage repair and knee replacement surgery