Arthroscopy and Sports medicine

Best in class Arthroscopy and Sports medicine in Ahmedabad:

What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure performed on a joint to examine issues with it. It is also used to treat the damage in the joints. It is minimally invasive and is performed using an arthroscope. It is a type of endoscope that is inserted via a small incision into the joint. Arthroscopy is very helpful in diagnosis and treatment of a joint issue without surgically opening the joint. Many times, it is the only solution for an injured joint. If a joint has swollen or damaged badly, any other surgery might not be viable. It is also useful for a joint which has seen a lot of wear and tear. Arthroscopy can help find out how bad the damage is and how it can be repaired. Arthroscopy can be done to any joint in the body.

What is Sports medicine and how it uses Arthroscopy?

Sports medicine is a widely known as a branch of medicine which deals with prevention and treatments of sports and exercises related injuries. It is used for better physical fitness and minimizing injuries. It deals with sports injuries but it is not limited to sportspeople. Anybody who injures themselves during a workout or while playing a sport can be treated using sports medicine. It helps patients get back to their normal routine. Arthroscopy is one of the ways to determine how serious a sports injury is. As it is a minimally invasive procedure, it can detect the problem easily and help treat the injury. Sports medicine doctors routinely use arthroscopy to identify the affected area and figure out what kind of treatment it would require.

Parts of body where it is useful:

  • Shoulder
  • Elbow
  • Hip
  • Wrist
  • Knee
  • Ankle
  • Heel
  • Conditions in which arthroscopy is used:

  • Damaged cartilage
  • Inflamed joints
  • Loose bone splinters
  • Torn ligaments
  • Wear and tear of joints
  • Scarring within joints
  • Advantages of Arthroscopy:

  • Minimal trauma
  • Small incisions
  • Quicker healing
  • Low chances of infection
  • Low post-operative pain
  • Post-operative care:

  • Take prescribed pain and inflammation medications.
  • Don’t jump back into routine right away.
  • Keep the joint elevated for some days.
  • If possible, use slings or crutches.
  • Take help of a physiotherapist for rehabilitation.
  • Don’t sit in the same position for long.
  • Take healthy wholesome meals.