Arthroscopy

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Arthroscopy is basically a surgical procedure done to look and treat problems inside the joint. It is derived from the Greek word -‘arthro‘  ( joint )and ‘skopein‘ ( to look). Thus the term literally means to look within the joint.

In arthroscopy surgery, the orthopaedic surgeon inserts an instrument known as an arthroscope through a very small skin incision. This arthroscope has a lens to magnify the image and it is further connected to a light source to illuminate the inside of the joint for better visualisation. All these are further connected to a large monitor where the surgeon sees the magnified image. Through another small skin incision, he inserts the instrument and carries out surgical procedures. Due to this small incision, this surgery is often referred to as keyhole surgery in common terms.

There has been rapid advancement in Arthroscopic surgeries in recent years. The knee and Shoulder are the two most common joints where Arthroscopic surgeries are performed. Apart from these, Hip, Elbow, Wrist, Ankle are other joints where arthroscopic surgeries are gaining popularity.

When is Arthroscopy done? 

In case of injury to joints, it is not only the bones that get injured. The joint has several important structures such as, cartilage, ligaments which in due process of injury also gets injured.

These structures are important aspects of the functioning of joints. Thus repairing them is of paramount importance for daily and sports activities.

Common conditions treated using Arthroscopic surgeries are:

  • Rotator cuff tendon tears
  • Adhesive Capsulitis/Frozen Shoulder
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Recurrent dislocation in the shoulder
  • Meniscal (cartilage) tears in the knee
  • Chondromalacia (wearing or injury of the cartilage cushion in the knee)
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears or Posterior Cruciate ligament tears (PCL) with instability in the knee
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome in the wrist
  • Loose bodies of bone and/or cartilage, particularly in the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, or wrist

What are the possible complications? 

Complications in arthroscopy are very uncommon. Although infection, Deep venous thrombosis (blood clots in veins), damage to blood vessels and nerves, swelling has been reported.

What are the advantages?

Most important is because of the small incision used, most patients can be discharged from the hospital a few hours after the surgery. 

Subsequently. we will be discussing all the above conditions in detail and also regarding Arthroscopic surgery cost in India and various aspects of knee and shoulder arthroscopy

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Surgeon inserting the arthroscope through the small skin incision
This is how he visualises the inside of joint on the monitor in front of him

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