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What is Arthroscopic Surgery?

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure performed by Orthopaedic Surgeons to view, diagnose and treat joint problems. The term Arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, ‘arthro’ (joint) and ‘skopein’ (to look). The term simply means ‘to look inside the joint.’

Arthroscopic surgery has revolutionised the diagnosis and management of joint problems. Initially used only as a diagnostic tool prior to open surgery, the availability of better instruments and techniques has encouraged the use of arthroscopy for treating a variety of joint problems, avoiding complicated surgeries and longer recovery. In fact, except joint replacement and major intra-articular fractures, all other problems involving the hip, knee, ankle, shoulder, elbow and wrist joint can be treated with arthroscopic surgery.

What are the advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery?

The procedure is carried out under General or Regional Anaesthesia. The Arthroscope (telescope) is introduced into the joint through a small puncture wound. Images are sent from the arthroscope to a television screen so that the surgeon is able to see the joint.Firstly, a detailed examination of the joint is performed, the problem identified and thereafter appropriate surgical treatment is carried out. Cartilage damage, ligament tear, etc., are treated with small instruments introduced into the joint through a second puncture wound.

Some of the advantages of an arthroscopy compared with traditional open surgery include:

  • Less post-operative pain
  • Faster recovery time
  • Quicker return to function
  • Lower risk of complications

What are the Arthroscopy services offered at Kokilaben Hospital?

Arthroscopy Services Offered include:

Knee arthroscopy

  • Knee Ligament Reconstructive Surgery
    • Anatomic arthroscopic ACL reconstruction
    • Arthroscopic PCL reconstruction
    • Multiple ligament reconstruction for dislocations
  • Meniscus Surgery
    • Meniscus repair
    • Partial menisectomy
  • Articular Cartilage Repair
    • Mosaicplasty/Osteochondral Autograft Transfer
    • Synthetic Osteochondral Implants
    • Autologous Chondrocyte Transplantation
    • Osteochondral Transplants
    • Radiofrequency/ Laser Chondroplasty
  • Patellofemoral Instability Surgery
    • MPFL Repair and Reconstruction
    • Proximal and Distal Realignment Surgery
  • Arthroscopy for Synovial Pathology
  • Arthroscopy for Painful Total Knee Replacements
  • Corrective Osteotomy for Malalignment
  • Shoulder arthroscopy

    • Shoulder Instability Repair for Recurrent Dislocations
      • Arthroscopic Bankart Repair
      • Reconstructive Surgery for Bony Deficiencies
    • Shoulder Problems in Throwing Athletes
      • Arthroscopic SLAP Repair
      • Arthroscopic Biceps Tenodesis
      • Arthroscopy for Racromioclavicular Joint Problems
      • Arthroscopy for Impingement Syndromes
    • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
    • Arthroscopic Management for Frozen Shoulder
    • Shoulder Reconstructive Surgery for Fractures
    • Shoulder Replacements Including Surface Arthroplasty

Advanced Arthroscopic reconstructive surgery

Hip Arthroscopy

  • Labral Tears & Femoroacetabular Impingement
  • Loose Body Removal
  • Synovectomy

Ankle Arthroscopy

  • Sports Injuries & Ligament Tears
  • Bony & Soft Tissue Impingement
  • Cartilage Defects and Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Fusion for Arthritis
  • Arthrolysis for Stiff Ankles

Elbow Arthroscopy

  • Sports Injuries and Ligament Tears
  • Stiff Elbow Release
  • Loose Bodies & Capitellar Osteochondritis
  • Synovectomy
  • Tennis Elbow Release

Wrist Arthroscopy

  • TFCC tears

Muscle & Tendon Endoscopic Surgery

  • Achilles tendon problems
  • Heel problems & plantar fasciitis release

Bone Endoscopic Surgery

Why Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital?

Our Arthroscopic Surgeons are

  • Highly Qualified
  • Fellowship trained in Centres of Excellence
  • Skilled in Advanced Arthroscopy
  • Practitioners of Evidence-based Advanced Treatment Techniques
  • Supported by Excellent Imaging and Post-Operative Rehabilitation Team
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