Bone Deformity Correction Surgery in Koramangala, Bangalore
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that deals with diseases and injuries of our musculoskeletal system. The musculoskeletal system of our body includes muscles, bones, ligaments, tendons, nerves and joints. To seek treatment, you can visit orthopedic hospitals in Bangalore.
What do we need to know about arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy or arthroscopic surgery is a surgical method by which orthopedic surgeons diagnose, visualize, examine and treat problems inside a joint. The word, arthroscopy, is derived from two Greek words, “arthro” which means “joint” and “skopein” which means “to look”. The complete term therefore means “to look into the joint.” Most of the musculoskeletal deformities can be easily corrected via arthroscopy.
In arthroscopy, a tiny camera is placed into the joint (or the suffering area) through a minute incision. This camera is attached to a fiber-optic light which transfers the image from inside of the body to a monitor. The particular body area is then “inflated” by using water pressure, which in turn allows improved access and any debris can be removed. Depending on what an arthroscopy or orthopedic surgeon examines, other incisions can be made to insert certain instruments that treat the underlying problem.
You can consult an arthroscopy surgeon in Bangalore.
How does an orthopedic surgeon help you?
An orthopedic surgeon notes down medical history of your musculoskeletal injury or illness and helps in:
- Diagnosis of the issue
- Treatment of the problem with the help of medication, casting, exercise or surgery as per the case
- Rehabilitation by suggesting physical therapy in order to restore the strength, movement and function
- Prevention by providing necessary information and treatment plans in order to stall the progress of any illness or disease
What are the common arthroscopic surgeries?
Arthroscopic surgery can be performed for any issue/disease related to the musculoskeletal system, as per a surgeon’s diagnosis and suggested treatments. There are few common arthroscopic surgeries like:
- Repair of the rotator cuff
- Treatment of the shoulder bursitis
- Trimming or repairing of a torn meniscus
- Treatment of labral tears in the shoulders or adjacent region
- Treatment of cartilage damage
- Subacromial decompression
- Elimination of loose bodies, like cartilage or bone
When should you contact an orthopedic specialist?
Many people are hesitant to visit an orthopedic specialist because they imagine he or she will put them automatically “under the knife”. However, that is not the case. You should always visit an orthopedic specialist to discuss the problem, and after diagnosis, only if necessary, he or she will refer you to an arthroscopy or orthopedic surgeon. Often musculoskeletal issues, illness or diseases can be directly solved with the help of medication, physical therapy and other non-surgical treatments.
Always check for the following if you need to visit an orthopedic specialist:
- Bone or joint discomfort, making it difficult to perform daily activities
- If you start feeling that your joints are freezing or tightening
- Limited physical motion due to some pain or uneasiness
- Instability during walking or even standing
- A soft tissue injury, where the pain extends beyond 48 hours, for example, a twisted ankle, sprained knee or busted wrist
- Chronic pain
You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Koramangala, Bangalore.
Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.
What are the complications like?
Arthroscopy is quite a low-risk surgery, with almost no serious complications. There can be some low-risk issues of blood clots, infections, edema, scars, etc.
Postarthroscopic glenohumeral chondrolysis (PAGCL) is a rare complication of arthroscopy and includes chondrolysis.
What are the benefits of arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is being widely accepted by doctors as well as patients because it provides:
- Outpatient procedure
- Quick healing and recovery
- Less complications
- Less pain and swelling
- Improved motion
The recovery time completely depends upon which joint or bone the arthroscopy was performed. It also varies from person to person.
One must avoid doing heavy exercises, like weight-lighting, for about 6 to 8 months to avoid any problems. You can surely do some light physical exercises within a month of the surgery.
In most cases, a patient is discharged the next day of the surgery. However, most of the patients do have an appointment with a physiotherapist before discharge to discuss a few light exercises to be done at home.
For an arthroscopy, a patient is given anesthesia and no pain is felt during the surgery. One may expect some mild soreness or pain after the surgery for which pain medicines are usually prescribed by an orthopedic surgeon.