Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery which used to diagnosis and treat internal derangement of Joints. This type of operation is performed by the insertion of arthroscope with a camera.Knee and shoulder are the most common joints on which Arthroscopy is performed. However, rarely, hip, elbow and wrist are also done.Arthroscopic surgeries can diagnose and treat knee injuries, including:
- torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments
- torn meniscus
- dis positioned patella
- torn cartilage that are loose in the joint
- fractures in the knee bones
- swollen of the lining of the joint
Recovery after Arthroscopy: For most of the patient this surgery takes only a day. That means a patient can go home on the same day of the operation. As the incision is also small the recovery of the patient is rapid with the increasing days and thus the patient can continue to work normal in a week.