Bone Deformity Correction Surgery in Tardeo, Mumbai
Arthroscopy is defined as a procedure that is used for diagnosing and then healing/treating the problems that persist in the joints.
What is arthroscopy:
It is categorized as a minimally invasive procedure wherein a small incision is made and extremely thin surgical instruments are passed through it. This allows a surgeon to repair damages in the joints.
Surgeons and doctors often use the process of arthroscopy to address any issues that may have remained unclear about the diagnosis made via X-ray radiographs and other imaging studies and radiological examinations.
To know more, you can consult an orthopedic doctor near you or visit an orthopedic hospital near you.
Why is arthroscopy performed?
Arthroscopy is used by surgeons to diagnose various problems with the joints and then treat them. Some conditions that affect the joints severely restrict mobility. The commonly affected joints are:
- Knee joint
- Shoulder joint
- Elbow joint
- Ankle joint
- Hip joint
- Wrist joint
What are the joint conditions that are successfully treated by arthroscopy?
There are multiple conditions that restrict the mobility of the joints and they are successfully treated with the help of arthroscopy. These include:
- Scarring inside the joints
- Ligaments that are torn
- Ligaments that are inflamed
- Ligaments that are damaged
- Loose bone fragments
What are the risks that are associated with the procedure of arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy as such is considered a relatively safe procedure but since it's a surgical procedure, it does involve some risks and complications such as:
- Damage to the tissue
- Damage to the nerves
- Clotting of blood
How should you prepare for the arthroscopy procedure?
Your doctor or your healthcare provider will examine you and tell you to do the following:
- Avoid certain medications - If the medications you currently take significantly increase the risk of bleeding during the procedure, you may be asked to stop taking them a day before the surgery.
- Fast - Your healthcare provider will usually inform you about refraining from consuming any solid meals for up to 8 hours before the procedure, this is done so as to not interfere with the process of general or local anesthesia that is administered for the procedure.
- Select comfortable clothing- Carry and wear baggy and comfortable clothes.
When should you contact your healthcare provider?
If you've undergone the procedure of arthroscopy and now develop any of the following complications that are listed below then you must immediately contact your healthcare provider regarding the same.
- Pain that does not go away after taking OTC painkillers
- Incision leakage/drainage
You can request an appointment at Apollo Spectra Hospitals, Tardeo, Mumbai.
Call 1860 500 2244 to book an appointment.
Your surgeon and your doctors will constantly keep in touch with you and help you review the findings of your arthroscopic procedure. They will address the issues and you should follow up and stay in constant touch with your doctors. Arthroscopy is a very safe and simple procedure that has a high success rate.
Wait for about one to three weeks after the surgery has been performed. Then you can start driving.
The R.I.C.E method may be recommended by your healthcare provider for a speedy recovery. This includes rest, ice, compress and then elevating the joint. This helps in eliminating pain and swelling in the joint.
There are multiple types of anesthesia that may be used in this procedure:
- General anesthesia
- Regional anesthesia
- Local anesthesia