Arthroscopic techniques have revolutionized surgery. The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, "arthro" (joint) and "skopein" (to look). The term literally means "to look within the joint". Arthroscopy allows orthopaedicsurgeons to make a tiny incision and look inside the joint, rather than the large, more invasive cuts once required. Historically the Orthopaedic surgeon had to cut through skin and tissue and dislocate the joint to get at problems in the joint, causing considerable damage in some cases.
Now, with just a tiny puncture wound, the orthopaedic surgeon can insert a pencil-sized optical device into the knee, hip, Elbow, Ankle, Wrist or shoulder joint. The image from the miniature television camera attached to the arthroscope is projected onto a large video monitor in the operating room, showing the surgeon exactly where to go to correct problems in the joint. Hip, Shoulder, Wrist, knee and Spinal are the few body parts which are rectified through arthroscopy.
Types of arthroscopy
- Knee arthroscopy
- Hip arthroscopy
- Ankle arthroscopy
All these procedures will be given a general, spinal, or a local anesthetic, depending on the joint or suspected problem. After the surgery, you will have an ace bandage on your knee over the dressing. Most people go home the same day they have surgery.
Risks involved in this surgery include:
Infection in the joint
Injury to a blood vessel or nerve
Damage to the cartilage, meniscus, or ligaments
With the advent of arthroscopy, old fashioned open surgery became out-of-dated. Arthroscopy, a medical cutting-edge technology used to correct bone related problems aid the patient with 100% recuperation from the problem.
These procedures are done by Orthopaedic surgeons. Orthopaedic is one of the major departments in Medical Trust Hospital Kochi, Kerala that provides various orthopaedic treatments for the patients across the world. The treatments are done under the supervision of Dr. ThadiMohan, a famous orthopaedic surgeon in India with more than 20 years of experience. Arthroscopy is conducted by Dr.Mohan, who is well equipped with the latest cutting edge technologies. Medical Trust Hospital, Kochi use the most advanced and latest techniques that relieves pain, allows you to strengthen your body, corrects the joint deformity and improves the quality of life.
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