Arthroscopy is surgical procedure, which is used to diagnose and treat problems within the joint. A small fiber optic arthroscope is inserted into a joint through a small incision (surgical cut) in the skin. The fiber optic arthroscope is approximately 5 mm in diameter consists of a small camera mounted at the tip of a narrow tube with a light source. The arthroscopic procedure can be viewed on a monitor by the operating team. The patient is put into local or general anesthesia. During the surgical procedure which is of about 30 minutes to an hour, the patient faces less risk and gets best result after the surgery.
The arthroscopic surgery can help to identify the damaged tissue present in the bones. The most common type of arthroscopic surgery include removal of loose debris, trimming of damaged cartilage, removal or repair of a torn meniscus, and ligament reconstruction.
Arthroscopy in B2 clinic provides an effective, state-of-the art technique for diagnosing and treating joint problems. At B2 Clinic, the patient will have an experienced specialist providing the best possible treatment. Arthroscopy is done in a clean and sterile environment to minimize the infection rate. The world class equipments make our operation theater comparable to the best in India. Our operating rooms incorporate the latest technological advances in patient safety and comfort.
We specialize in shoulder, knee, as well as arthroscopic carpal tunnel surgery. Our doctor will plan individualized care for the patients. After arthroscopy, the patient will receive specific instructions to follow.
Knee Arthroscopic indication:
An arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that orthopaedic surgeons use to visualize, diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. Since this technique became available in the 1970's, thousands of patients have preferred it over other types of surgery because the scars are smaller, the hospital stay is shorter and recovery is faster.
Diagnosing joint injuries and disease begins with a thorough medical history and physical examination. Sometimes X-rays and laboratory tests are required to help diagnose the problem. Further diagnosis using arthroscopy may be required because it gives a precise, direct view of the affected bones and soft tissues (including the ligaments and cartilage).
Disease and injuries can damage bones, cartilage, ligaments, muscles and tendons. Some of the most frequent conditions found during diagnostic arthroscopic examination of the joints are:
• torn or abnormal cartilage
• torn ligaments
• loose fragments of bone or cartilage
• damage joint surfaces
• inflammation of joint lining
• meniscal injuries
• misaligned bones ( such as the kneecap).
Even though the inside of most joints can be viewed with the arthroscope , only a few joints are frequently examined with this procedure. The knee is by far, the most common joint examined. Others include the shoulder, ankle, hip and wrist. As advances are made by engineers in electronic technology and new surgical techniques are developed by orthopaedic surgeons, other joints may be viewed and treated with arthroscopy in the future.
Shoulder Arthroscopic indications:
01. Recurrent subluxation / dislocation of the shoulder
02. Frozen shoulder
03. Rotator cuff impingement
04. Rotator cuff tear
05. Calcifying tendonitis
06. Acromioclavicular joint arthritis
07. Labral tears
08. SLAP lesions
09. Biceps tendon rupture
10. Loose body
11. RA, Koch, PVNS, Synovial chondromatosis : Synovial Biopsy / Synovectomy
12. Osteochondral fracture
13. Septic Arthritis