5 things you should know about Arthroscopy: #1 The Best Orthopedics in Siliguri & North Bengal – Dr. Ujjwal Kejriwal

#1 The Best Orthopedics in Siliguri & North Bengal - Dr. Ujjwal Kejriwal
#1 The Best Orthopedics in Siliguri & North Bengal - Dr. Ujjwal Kejriwal

To begin with, we should get the knowledge of what Arthroscopy is; Arthroscopy is the procedure of treatment for diagnosing and treating any problems of the joints of the body, most commonly affecting the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip and wrist. 

It mainly is used to diagnose and treat a variety of conditions like loose bone fragments, damaged or torn cartilage, scarring within joints to knee ligaments, meniscus tear, shoulder rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder amongst others.

5 facts that you should know about Arthroscopy are:

  • A surgeon inserts a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision- about the size of a buttonhole. The view inside your joint is transmitted to a high definition video monitor. Arthroscopy allows surgeons to even repair some types of joint damages with pencil thin surgical instruments inserted through additional small incisions.
  • Doctors use arthroscopy to help diagnose and treat a variety of joint conditions, most commonly those affecting the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip and wrist. Doctors often turn to arthroscopy if X-rays and other imaging studies have left some diagnostic questions unanswered.
  • Conditions treated with arthroscopy include loose bone fragments, damaged or torn cartilage, inflamed joint linings, torn ligaments and scarring within joints.
  • Exact preparations depend on which of your joints the surgeon is going to examine or repair. In general, you should avoid certain medications or dietary supplements, fast beforehand, arrange a ride to and from, and choose to wear loose and comfortable clothing.
  • Arthroscopic surgery usually doesn’t take long. For example, an arthroscopy of the knee takes about an hour. After that, you’ll be taken to a separate room to recover for a few hours before going home. Your aftercare may include prescribed medications, R.I.C.E. i.e. rest, ice, compress and elevate the joint for several days to reduce the swelling and pain, protection is needed so usage of temporary splints or crutches, and exercises.

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