Arthroscopic Surgery in Hyderabad
The advancements in medical science and technology have made it possible for surgeons to visualize any joint in the body using arthroscopy. This has drastically transformed the diagnosis, treatment and outcome when it comes to reconstruction and repair of damaged joints. Don’t let any joint injury impact your quality of life, our top orthopedic doctors in Hyderabad will help you with the highest standard of medical care and assistance.
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.
Best Doctor for Sports Medicine in Hyderabad
The Sports Medicine Division at Arun Ortho Care Hospital offers holistic care and treatment to athletes and professional sports players. With a team of best orthopedic surgeons in Hyderabad, we offer treatment for sports injuries, muscle pain, issues in the ligament, joints bones and cartilages. We provide both invasive and non-invasive procedure options depending on the diagnosis done by our experts.
The parts like hands, wrist, elbow, foot, ankle, knee and hip are more rigorously used in sports activities and are often more vulnerable to injuries and damage. These define our bodily movement and hence they need special care and attention when injured, in order to continue doing our favorite activities.
How is a sports injury treated?
The treatment for sports injury depends on the severity and type of injury. In most cases, minor sprains and twists can be treated by primary physicians and with rest and at-home strategies. But in case of more severe cases, treatment may involve prescription medicines, injections to reduce pain and swelling, surgery for fractures and repairs in ligament, tendon or cartilage tears. Post treatment rehabilitation is an important part of the treatment for proper healing and regaining the strength lost during the injury.
Treatments and procedures in Sports medicine
We treat athletic injuries of various kinds:
- Articular cartilage injuries
- Biceps tendon injuries
- Hip labral tears
- Meniscus Tears
- Rotator cuff tears
- Runners knee (patellofemoral syndrome)
- Shoulder dislocations, instability and separations
- Sprains, Tendinitis, Tennis elbow and more
What causes Sports Injuries?
Some common causes of sports injuries include:
- Poor training methods
- Not being regularly active
- Insufficient warm up
- Contact sports
- Bad health conditions like weakness in muscles, tendons, ligaments
- Unsafe exercising environments
Preventing Sports Injuries
Sports injuries can often be prevented with proper guidance and attention. One main aspect is using good quality safety equipment like helmets, padding, shoes, guards and such. These are important for your safety on the game field. But still some injuries might be unexpected. In such cases you should always contact your healthcare provider before taking up any physical activity. Negligence of any kind of injury and continuing regorging activity even after injury may make the situation worse.
One-of-its kind center for Sports Enthusiasts
Our top orthopedic doctors in Hyderabad ensure that all sports enthusiasts receive effective management to get back to their game as soon as possible. It is vital for us that our patients receive complete care even after the treatment, thus we provide sport rehabilitation so that they remain fit and healthy and perform well in the field.
1. Knee Arthroscopy
Knee arthroscopy is a keyhole surgery of the joint. It is recommended when the painful knee condition fails to respond to non-surgical treatment options. Knee problems like damaged cartilages, tissues or any injury surrounding the knee joint can be treated with an arthroscopy. Arthroscopy of the knee is mandatory for the diagnosis of intra-articular knee disorders, like synovial, meniscal, ligamentous and articular cartilage pathology.
Some common arthroscopic procedures for the knee are:
- Repair or removal of a torn meniscus
- Torn anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction
- Inflamed synovial tissue removal
- Removal of loose fragments of bone or cartilage
- Trimming of damaged articular cartilage
- Knee sepsis treatment
- Treatment of patella problems
- Removal of cysts
Recovery time and prognosis will be based on the type and severity of knee problem and kind of treatment opted.
2. Shoulder Arthroscopy
Most shoulder problems arise from injury or diseased joints, inflammation resulting in swelling, pain, and stiffness and age-related wear and tear. Shoulder arthroscopy can relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the various parts of the shoulder. Traumatic or degenerative conditions in and around the shoulders can be treated with shoulder arthroscopy.
Some Shoulder arthroscopic procedures include:
- Repair of ligaments
- Removal of inflamed tissue or loose cartilage
- Repair of broken or damaged rotator cuff
- Removal or repair of the labrum
- To repair damaged or torn bicep
Recovery after this procedure may require over a few months. The shoulder must be protected and refrained from overusing and stress and proper instructions must be followed for post-operative care. This is a very important step in order to repair the shoulder and get back to complete function.
3. 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 injuring or damages 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.
4. Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle Arthroscopy can be called by your orthopedic surgeon to diagnose damage to the joint surface or ligaments and arthritis. This minimally invasive procedure allows your surgeon to diagnose and treat various issues in your ankle. Lateral ligaments are commonly injured during intense sports activities. Serious pathologies like osteophytes of the ankle, loose bodies in the synovial fluid of the ankle joint, inflammation and infection and damage to the bones forming the ankle joint can also be evaluated by ankle arthroscopy.
Procedures performed using arthroscopy include:
- Ankle fusion surgery
- Surgery to examine or repair ligaments or tendons
There can be swelling in the ankle post this procedure but it should go away within a few weeks. The time of recovery depends on the condition of the patient.
5. Wrist Arthroscopy
Wrist arthroscopy is required for the treatment of the injured or twisted wrist. A person may experience severe pain, swelling or clicks in the wrist especially after an accident or strenuous activity. These might be a symptom of internal damage of the wrist. Arthroscopy is often the most appropriate way of looking at the injury and repairing it.
The procedure can be used to help
- Repair fractures of the wrist
- Treat infections
- Remove ganglions of the wrist
- Remove excess joint lining associated with inflammation from rheumatoid arthritis.
In the last few years, wrist arthroscopy has become the third most common arthroscopic procedure after knees and shoulders. The wrist is a complex joint and is a challenge to carry out surgical procedures. The cuts used in arthroscopy are relatively smaller and cause less disruption to the soft tissues of the wrist.
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.