Know About Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure for examining or curing internal joints of body by using a device called as arthroscope. It is an instrument similar to an endoscope, which is also inserted inside the body by making a small incision. It is a quick and easy method and does not involve any elaborate surgical procedure. Several orthopedic conditions like ligament rupture, floating cartilage, meniscus tears and trimming of damaged cartilage can be evaluated through arthroscopy. This procedure reduces recovery time drastically while increasing the surgical success with minimum harm to the connecting tissues. It is a highly effective treatment for professional athletes, who frequently undergo knee joint damage and require fast recovery.

An orthopedic surgeon inserts a small pencil sized instrument through incision which consists of miniature lens and lighting system for getting a clear view of internal parts and joints. Image of internal body parts is displayed on a monitor, thus making it easy for doctors to monitor the damaged joints, tissues like ligament, cartilage etc. Surgeons can even repair some types of joint problems during arthroscopy, by inserting thin surgical instruments to correct a condition. Arthroscopy can be a useful procedure to correct issues associated with a wide range of joints. However, this procedure is most common for knee, elbow, shoulder, ankle, hip and wrist. This surgery is less painful and less traumatic to body tissues, and muscles.

Osteoarthritis is a major knee problem usually seen in elderly people, and arthroscopy presents an efficient solution to these patients. This type of knee issues result in severe pain and discomfort. The rough surface of bone will be smoothed out by the doctor, if any damage is seen in meniscus that will also be cut through arthroscopy, giving a fast relief in the condition.

Benefits of Arthroscopy Surgery

  • Mini incisions instead of major cuts for opening the area.
  • Minimize the risk of infection and morbidity which usually happens in open surgery.
  • Rapid healing with minimum blood loss.
  • Less Scars on body.
  • Patient can go home earlier as compared to open surgery.

So, if you have arthritis (joint pain) and want an immediate solution for it, Arthroscopy is one of the best options to avail.

Why Patients Appreciate Our Services?

Kaka Hospital is a multispecialty hospital in Vadodara which handles complicated and emergency cases capably. We provide state-of-the-art services in the field of arthroscopy, sports medicine, joint injuries in a caring and sophisticated environment. Our leading orthopedic doctors and technicians choose insightful methods for diagnosing and treating knee, hip, shoulder, elbow and ankle.

Sports Medicine

We also do ligament rupture surgeries and provide injections of PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) for speedy recovery of sportspersons. Proper physiotherapy and rehabilitation is given to each patient after surgery for fast healing.

Types of arthroscopy surgery provided by us

  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Hip Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Ankle Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy