Shoulder and Knee ArthroscopyArthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a camera to look at joint problems rather than fully opening it up. It helps a surgeon to look, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint. Light is transmitted through fiber optics to the end of the arthroscope that is inserted into the joint. By attaching the arthroscope to a tiny television camera, the surgeon can see the interior of the joint through this very small incision rather than a large incision needed for surgery.
About Shoulder Arthroscopy:The shoulder probably has more movement than any other joint in the body. A rotator cuff is a group of muscles and their tendons that form a cuff over the shoulder joint. The tendons in the rotator cuff can tear when they are overused or injured. Shoulder arthroscopy may be recommended to patients with painful conditions in case the non-surgical treatment does not work. Arthroscopic shoulder surgery can treat problems like:
- Torn rotator cuff
- Labral tears
- Frozen shoulder
Arthroscopic Knee Surgery:The damage caused to cartilage surfaces and other soft tissues causes painful symptoms which may be relieved by Knee arthroscopy. The most common reason for knee arthroscopy is a ligament injury. Knee arthroscopy is beneficial if you have injured your knee in an accident or while playing sports.
- Dislocated kneecap
- Torn meniscus cartilage
- Damaged meniscus (requiring extensive repair)
- Plica syndrome
- New cartilage stimulation (known as micro fracture)
- Cartilage transfer