Arthroscopy – is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which a diagnostics and treatment of damage of a joint are performed
During the arthroscopy an arthroscope-an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision.
Along with accurate diagnosis through the arthroscopy, the arthroscopic procedures can be performed to treat many orthopaedic conditions including torn cartilage, torn surface cartilage, ACL reconstruction etc.
The advantage over traditional arthrotomy is that the joint does not have to be opened up fully.
This reduces the post-surgical recovery time.
On a postoperative day a patient can return to the active life. The risk of infection is reduced to a minimum.
The surgeries are performed out under the local, peripheral and general anaesthesia.
The remaining of the rough scars on the skin after the arthroscopy is equal to zero. During the arthroscopy the fluid is injected to view a joint area. Sometime the fluid causes to haemorrhage and edema. The surgical instruments used during the arthroscopy are smaller than traditional instruments. It is technically to do an arthroscopic surgery on almost every joint. The most common joints for the arthroscopy are: knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, ankle, foot, and hip.