Arthroscopy is a treatment procedure for the proper diagnosis and treatment of joint problems.Arthroscopy is a relatively recent operation in the realm of surgery. It is a minimally invasive method of treating joint problems that have been shown to be effective. The issue can develop due to the active lifestyle of sports practice or participation.
Here our arthroscopic surgeon inserts a thin tube where a tiny fibre-optic video camera is attached. At first, our doctor gives a small incision in the problem area then puts the narrow line in it.
The view inside your joint helps us to see the extraordinary situation. It helps to get rid of large incisions in the joints. There are certain cases where our surgeon can repair the issue during the arthroscopy.
Many people in Bhubaneswar are suffering from various joint injuries. So, it is a big concern for them to find a proper doctor and proper treatment for their problems.
Now let us see the most common body parts where we use the treatment
We generally advise undergoing the treatment only if a normal x-ray is not sufficient to examine the issues.
In which cases we use this surgical procedure?
Arthroscopy can treat the following issues-
- Damaged or torn cartilage
- Loss of bone fragments
- Torn ligaments
- Scarring within joints
- Joint infections
- Inflammation in joints lining
So how does the process go?
Like any other surgical treatments,
- We apply local anaesthesia to the disputed joint of your body. The medicine goes beneath your skin and blocks all of your sensations to that area. It helps you to ease the pain.
- We may apply regional or general anaesthesia, too, according to the requirements of the surgery.
- Now we cut the area and perform the required surgery accordingly.
- We may make several incisions to insert different surgical tools as well.
- After the completion of the treatment, we will cover the tiny incisions. It will take only one or two stitches to cover the area.
Now how will you recover after the surgery?
After the surgery, you may experience pain in your joint when the effect of anaesthesia goes away. We will prescribe you painkilling medicines and aspirin to relieve pain, and your blood does not clot. You may require the support of crutches, a splint, or a sling for better recovery.
The whole recovery process is not so time-consuming as others. We may remove the surgical bandage on the second day of the surgery. But remember, you need to cover the area adequately.
Keep the site of surgery clean and dry as soon as possible. Take a regular shower with your operated area covered with plastic bags. We will tell you the dos and don’ts after the surgery. Obey those points. It will help you to recover faster.
You may require physical therapy for better movement and strength of your joints. Here also follow your doctor’s opinion as he will be guiding you for your speedy recovery.
Above everything, avoid all those physical activities of sports activities until your doctor asks you to do so.
Frequently Asked Questions
1 . SO, how do you know that you require an arthroscopic sports surgery?
Arthroscopic sports surgery generally requires in case you are experiencing a severe joint issue. If you are a sports personality and have any of the problems related to joint injury, we can perform the treatment.
2 . So, is it only for sportspersons?
No. In most cases, sportspeople undergo the treatment, yet; anybody may avail themselves the treatment for themselves.
3. Finally, is there any risk associated with the treatment?
The surgery requires only a few tiny incisions. You may temporarily experience soreness of your operated joints or swelling and stiffness. But all of them will go away with physiotherapy rehabilitation.