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What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is used to diagnose and treat problems in the joint. The need for this surgery arises when there are any injuries or inflammation in the joint. The orthopedic doctor at Arun Ortho Care in Hyderabad will use this surgery to diagnose and treat these problems.

Arthroscopic surgeries are different types – Arthroscopic Knee Surgery, Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery, Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery etc. It also helps in sports injury management and treatment. There is less pain and joint stiffness as compared to open surgery and recovery time is also less. Arthroscopy in best Orthopedic hospitals in Hyderabad is generally used in the diagnosis and treatment of knees, shoulders, hips, wrist, lower legs, feet, spine, and elbows.

How is an arthroscopy performed?

It is performed by inserting an arthroscope, which is a thin tube with a light and camera on the end, into the joint through a small incision. A tool called an arthroscope is used, which has a camera lens and a light that provides a view inside the joint. A sterile fluid is filled in the joint to make the visual wider and clear. Your arthroscopic surgeon in Hyderabad will look inside the joint, diagnose the issue, and decide the type of surgery you need, if any.

Elbow arthroscopy

Elbow arthroscopy is one of the most common orthopedic elbow surgeries. It is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that is useful to diagnose and treat various elbow joint pathologies. Traumatic injury or damage to the elbow may create stiffness and discomfort in performing day-to-day activities that involve elbow movement. In such cases, the best orthopedic surgeon in Hyderabad may ask for an elbow arthroscopy to diagnose the problem. An arthroscopy can efficiently release a stiff and contracted elbow.

Elbow arthroscopy can be used to treat the following conditions

  • Remove loose fragments
  • Remove inflamed joint lining (synovitis)
  • Repair or remove cartilage damage to the joint surfaces (Osteochondritis dissecans)

Generally, recovery from arthroscopy is often faster than open surgery but the elbow joint may require weeks to recover completely.

Advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery

Most surgeries are open procedures that involve large incisions that may cause more bleeding, various other damages, increase in hospital time, more operating time, and slow recovery. On the other hand, arthroscopy is an excellent way to treat a wide range of disorders with minimum risk and complications. The post operative recovery is faster and patients can get back to normal activities relatively soon. The best arthroscopic surgeons in Hyderabad can offer complete assistance for various conditions related to joint problems and sports injuries.

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