Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure for diagnosing and providing the treatment for joint problems.
In the keyhole procedure, a small telescope is placed inside the joint through an incision, to view and assess different parts of the joint for detecting, treating any joint problem and even repair various types of joint damage. Additional tiny incisions may be required for inserting pencil-thin surgical instruments that are used during the procedure.
It is can be performed as a day care procedure without requiring the patient to stay overnight in the hospital. The procedure entails making very small puncture, leading to faster recovery, allowing quicker return to work and normal life. Arthroscopy has today, been adopted as the most commonly performed Orthopaedic procedure all over the world. In fact, in many situations, the arthroscopy surgery in Delhi has been able to address joint related problems better than the open surgery.
As best arthroscopy surgeons in Delhi, we perform best arthroscopy in Delhi on all major joints like knee, hip, ankle, shoulder, elbow, wrist, small joints of hands and feet and now also for soft tissue problems like tendinitis and tendon repair. It is also used for accurate joint reconstruction in cases of fracture involving joints and reduces the time to recovery after fracture.
Arthroscopy surgery is required when a person suffers a persistent joint problem like clicking, locking, giving away, instability, swelling, arthritis and a situation led by fracture.
Some of the conditions in the joints of various parts of the body, where Arthroscopy performed by our #1 arthroscopic surgeons in Delhi, has proved to be very effective are:
Recurrent shoulder dislocation and instability, rotator cuff tear, labral tear, subacromial impingement or spurring, collar bone joint arthritis with spur, rheumatoid arthritis
Anterior cruciate and posterior cruciate ligament injury, multi ligament injury, meniscal injury, cartilage injury, kneecap instability, synovitis, lose body, arthritis, cyst, fracture reduction
Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), Pigmented Villonodular Synovitis (PVNS), lose body, labral tear
Football ankle, lose body, cyst, avascular necrosis, synovitis, impingement, infection
Tennis elbow, loose body, fracture of radial head, synovitis, impingement, osteophyte formation, instability
Triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) tear, synovitis, avascular necrosis, ligament tear, instability, arthritis
Loose body removal, synovitis, fracture fixation
Tendinitis, synovitis and tendon pathology
The arthroscopy surgery is a simple procedure that involves a 4.5 mm incision through which a telescope fitted with a camera and a light, is inserted inside the joint, to have a clear view of its different parts. Even the deeper areas of the joint are viewed which otherwise, couldn’t be seen even in an open procedure.
A tiny finger like instrument called “hook” is used to assess each and every part of the joint through touch and feel, to find out if it has any pathology or tear. Various small-sized and sophisticated instruments are used according to the problem diagnosed in the joint.
The procedure is performed mostly under short-term anaesthesia in day care ward. After few hours of the procedure, the patient can start having liquids and soft diet. A trial of walk is also performed. Once the patient is found to be fine, they are discharged by the same day.
The patient is required to visit the hospital for dressing and for the removal of stitches in two weeks. By this time, they are walking well and settling back in their daily routine.
AOSM is the Best Arthroscopy Hospital in Delhi, that performs the surgery using the latest techniques and with utmost care.
The post-operative care involves a waterproof dressing that allows you to bathe and start your routine activities after 2 to 3 days. The patient can return back to the office 7 to 10 days and can resume all the activities by 3 to 6 weeks.
The arthroscopic surgery is very less intrusive, so the recovery is quick. Most of the patients are able to resume walking with support, by the evening, and without support by next 2-3 days. They start their office work within a week and get in full-fledged mode by 3 to 4 weeks. They start driving safely by six weeks.
The symptoms indicating the need of arthroscopy are persistent pain, clicking, swelling, instability and weakness in the joint.
There is no clear alternative, but one can try medicines, physiotherapy and other non-operative treatments, if they help. Open procedures are other alternatives but they are associated with morbidity, restriction of movement, stiffness and prolonged recovery time. Arthroscopy, mostly address the problem better than open procedure.
Most of the arthroscopic surgeries take 30 to 40 minutes. They are performed under quick short-term anaesthesia, and may take up to 60-70 minutes.
No, Arthroscopy surgery is generally not a major surgery, and therefore is performed in day-care mostly, with admission happening in the morning and discharge the same day by evening. The patients who are discharged leave the hospital while walking on their own. AOSM is the top arthroscopy center in Delhi that performs arthroscopic surgeries by following latest techniques.
Yes, we are the top arthroscopy surgeons in Delhi, who perform arthroscopic procedures such that the patients are able to restore joint structure, mobility and close to normal function of the body part.
People are able to return back to their pre-injury level of activity within few weeks of arthroscopic surgery. The players are able to get back to their previous level of sporting engagement with the help of good rehabilitation.
Arthroscopic surgery generally requires very little preparation. Your surgeon will ask you to get some basic blood tests done, to ensure that there is no hidden medical issue which may affect the outcome. There is one anaesthesia check up by the Anaesthetist, who will be giving you pain relief during the procedure. Once the required clearances are over, you will be asked to come to day care ward on the day of surgery, with empty stomach since five hours before the surgery. One should carry all the old medical records, investigation reports, latest x-ray, MRI, a pair of loose clothes and a pair of soft shoes to be used after the surgery. One may need to make some arrangements at home like shifting to ground floor for few days, removal of all loose carpets, rugs which may become the cause of accident by slipping or stumbling. Ensure there is a congenial ambience at home. It may be helpful to have someone around for a day after the procedure.
After 3 to 4 hours of the surgery, water is allowed, and later some clear fluids along with light diet is also provided. At this stage, one can walk with the help of a walker or some support, and leave for home. Your own car should have ample leg space in front passenger seat, and you will be good to go back home. Someone assisting you at home for one day may be a good proposition.
Just after the procedure, there might be mild pain for first few hours, but that is subsided with pain medication. Most people take their tablets for first two days after which it is not required. They even start walking in the house, the very same day.
We generally advise not to drive immediately after arthroscopy surgery, as there is some element of pain and discomfort in the operated area, due to which we do not put any kind of strain that day. So it is advisable that somebody should drive you home on that day. Driving after a minor surgical procedure can be started at three weeks, but for other procedures it may take six weeks.
Arthroscopy is one of the most successful procedures performed all around the world. Its success rate is 95 to 98% as it enables the patient restore their original activity level. At AOSM, the best arthroscopy center in Delhi, the success rate is quite high.
The charges of best arthroscopy surgery in Delhi, are much less than open surgery. The procedure is more economical as the patient has to stay for much shorter span of time in the hospital. The cost of surgery will vary with the kind of procedure that has to be done, and also will be based on type of room category that one opts for. Overall it is very much economical as compared to the open surgery.
Most people are sent home with some basic movements right on the same day of surgery, but are able to start gentle exercises by 2-3 weeks only. It also depends upon the nature and intensity of the problem. AOSM provides the best arthroscopy surgery in Delhi, that allows the patients to recover fast and resume their routine activities.
Arthroscopy is one of the safest surgeries performed all around the world. There are some minor risks associated like chance of infection, clot formation, etc. which are taken care of during the preoperative, operative and post-operative period, with proper medication and care of the operated part.
AOSM is the #1 arthroscopy hospital in Delhi, that performs the procedure, ensuring safety of the patient by all means.