Arthroscopy literally means “to look inside a joint”. It is a type of key-hole surgery or procedure which allows the Doctors to see inside the joint. Arthroscopy is a safe and effective way of diagnosing and treating problems of the joint.
Unlike conventional “open” surgery which requires a large incision, arthroscopy is performed by making a small incision in the patient’s skin and inserting pencil-sized instruments that contain a small lens and lighting system to magnify and illuminate the structures inside the joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint. By attaching the arthroscope to a miniature television camera, the surgeon is able to see the interior of the joint through this very small incision. The television camera displays the image of the joint on the television screen, allowing the surgeon to look, for example, throughout the knee – at cartilage, ligaments and under the knee cap. The surgeon can determine the amount or type of injury and then repair or correct the problem if necessary.
A thorough medical history, physical examination, x-rays and additional tests like MRI or CT scan may be performed initially to diagnose injury or disease in the joint. A final diagnosis is made through the arthroscope, which is usually more accurate than open surgery or x-ray studies.
Accuracy in identifying and dealing with the problem is the prime advantage of arthroscopy. The recovery is faster and less painful in arthroscopic surgery, as smaller incisions are made. There is minimal scar and the person can return to work or active sports very soon.
The conditions that most often require Arthroscopic surgery are:
I’m Shanthi, 45 years old, from Karur. I have been suffering from severe back pain for the past one year. I had consulted many Spine Specialists near my vicinity and none could give a solution to my problem.
I am Aravind Varma 19 years old, from Andhra Pradesh. I have been playing Basketball for the past 4 years. Recently I participated in the State level Competition held in Orissa. As I was about to shoot a goal during the match
I am Atul Thakur and I had injured my right knee on 5th of May while playing cricket. After my visit to Ortho-one I was instructed by Emergency ward Doctor to undergo a MRI scan , which concluded that I had a complete
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