Arthroscopy for Sports Injuries and ACL Tears | Joint Specialist in Delhi

Arthroscopy for Sports Injuries and ACL Tears

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that can be used to diagnose and treat a variety of sports injuries and ACL tears. During arthroscopy, a small camera is inserted into the joint through a small incision. This allows the surgeon to view the inside of the joint and identify any damage. The surgeon can then use small instruments to repair or remove any damaged tissue. Arthroscopy is a common treatment for ACL tears. The ACL is a ligament that helps to stabilize the knee joint. When the ACL is torn, it can cause the knee to feel unstable and lead to pain and swelling. Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction is a surgery to replace the torn ACL ligament with a graft from another part of the body. Arthroscopy can also be used to treat other sports injuries, such as: Meniscus tears Cartilage damage Rotator cuff tears Shoulder impingement Bursitis Loose bodies in the joint Arthroscopy is a safe and effective procedure that is minimally invasive. Most patients are able to go home the same day as surgery and recover quickly. Joint Specialist in Delhi: Our joint specialist in Delhi is highly experienced in performing arthroscopic procedures. He is also a member of the Indian Orthopaedic Association and the Indian Arthroscopy Society. He is committed to providing his patients with the highest quality of care and helping them get back to their active lifestyles as quickly as possible. If you are suffering from a sports injury or ACL tear, arthroscopy may be an option for you. Please contact our joint specialist in Delhi to schedule a consultation.


Know more about Arthroscopy for Knee and joint injuries.

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure done through 2-3 very small incisions around the affected joint that allows your specialist to look inside the joint through a small instrument called an arthroscope. Most of the tissues like ligaments, cartilage and joint surfaces can be seen on monitor and we can detect and repair such tissues under vision.

MRI is very good modality to detect abnormality around your joint, it is highly suggestive but arthroscopy is confirmatory because you can directly see inside the joint and can treat it simultaneously like Rotator Cuff injury Meniscal tear ACL Tears

Yes! Arthroscopy also helps us in depositing pain-biologics ( drugs used to repair tissue) at the exact location of injury. We can also remove Loose bodies of torn cartilage and bones from within the joint space.

The Arthroscopy specialist at IPSC India uses regional anesthesia or general anesthesia, depending on which joint and the extent of the problem. A small, buttonhole sized incision is made on the skin to insert the arthroscope along with other small incisions to insert instruments used for the repair. After the procedure, the small incisions are closed with sutures or Steri-strips and covered with a dressing. You will be moved from the operating room to the recovery room. Most arthroscopic procedures are done on an outpatient basis but admission for one to two days is required in complex cases. Before you are discharged to home, you will be given instructions about how to care for your wounds, what activities to avoid, and which exercises to perform to aid your recovery. The sutures will be removed during your follow-up visit.

When performed by well trained arthroscopy surgeon, complications are very rare.

Recovery with arthroscopy is really rapid when compared to open procedure because entire procedure is done through 2-3 small 1-2 cm incisions. For most procedures patients are allowed to walk and physiotherapy exercises are started very next day. What are benefits of arthroscopy over open surgery? Less pain, less tissue damage, minimal blood loss, early physiotherapy and rapid recovery.

Sports person are prone for injuries and they need to get back to their training and practices as soon as possible. Arthroscopy has really revolutined sports injury treatment. With arthroscopic repair of the ligament tear and other torn tissues of the joint, we can make them mobile fast. We can also use arthroscopy for regenerative interventions of the damaged tissues.

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