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Everything about Arthroscopy Surgery

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Everything about Arthroscopy Surgery

In the Given article you will get to know about the entire procedure of arthroscopy. The necessity of this surgery and the recovery process.

Explain Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a surgical method which is used to diagnose and treat the issue related to joints. The benefit of this method is that it uses tiny incisions instead of long incisions. During the surgery, a small camera is inserted which helps to doctor to diagnose the joint.

Moreover, the procedure can be used with another surgical technique. In case, if the patient is getting surgery of shoulder also the rotator cuff has been torn then in the surgery the repairing of the rotator cuff can be added. The arthroscopy is done on outpatient which means the patient is able to return home on the same day.

What is the necessity of arthroscopy?

With arthroscopy, the surgeon can examine the damage to the joints as it helps to determine the exact source. During arthroscopy, a biopsy can be done to examine the tissue. After that, it will be examined under the microscope.

However, researchers have shown that this surgery is not helpful if the patient suffers from arthritis. The most common joints which can be examined are the knee, hip, elbow, wrist, and ankle. But, you should consult the doctor to know whether you are suitable for arthroscopy surgery.

What is the procedure?

The knee arthroscopy is performed under local, general, or regional anesthesia. The surgery is carried out as an outpatient method. The choice of anesthesia depends on the damage and type of procedure the surgeon needs to perform.

The surgeon will perform small incisions, which are 1 to 2 centimeters long, near the joint. In the incision, an instrument is inserted along with a tiny camera. With the camera, the surgeon can see the joint correctly.

The doctor will look for the problem with the bone, tendons, ligaments, surrounding tissue, or the exact source of pain. In case foreign material is found, then it will be removed. Once the joint is inspected properly and the required tissue samples are taken, the arthroscopy procedure is complete. If additional surgery is not required, then all the instruments will be taken out, and the incisions are closed.

How is the recovery process of surgery?

After the surgery, someone must be along with you to take you home. Additionally, an immobilizing device is used, which helps in protecting the joint as well as prevent it from bending or any movement.

From putting too much pressure on the knee, the patient is given a crane or crutches. You need to check to take proper care so there is no infection. If you notice the swelling on the treated area is more, then it means a blood clot. It would be best if you consulted the doctor. If it is the only arthroscopy, then it will take around two weeks to recover and also depend on patient to patient.

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