In Arthroscopy orthopedic surgeon inserts pencil-thin instrument into a small incision in your joint. This instrument is known as arthoscope. Arthroscope contains light and a camera, which sends a clear view of your joint to a computer screen, so surgeon can see the damage and gives you a accurate treatment for your damage. In arthroscopy arthroscope provides you a more detail information than imagine test.
Benefits of arthroscopy
- Less invasive than open surgery
- Recovery of patient more quickly
- Less pain
- Nominal complications
If you are suffering from any of the following conditions then talk to your doctor to see if arthroscopy is an option for you:
- Rotator cuff injuries in the shoulder
- Joint inflammation
- Pinched nerves
- Shoulder instability
- Loose bone or cartilage
- Misalignment in kneecap
What happens during arthroscopic procedures?
Orthoscopic surgery is less invasive than traditional open surgery. The surgeon will inject saline into the joint to filled the surgical area, for clear view and bleeding control. Once your surgeon diagnose the problem then it will fix by the arthroscopy. In arthroscopy with less pain and fewer complications patients recover more quickly. After arthroscopy usually you may get discharge on the same day depending on your medical conditions. It will take few days or a week for your incision to heal and you’ll likely experience some pain and discomfort for at least a week.