Small key holes are made and fine instruments are introduced into the diseased joint. One of these tools is a tiny camera that projects images of the joint through fiber optics onto a monitor.
This allows the orthopaedic surgeon to manipulate the instruments to perform the Arthroscopy.There are many benefits to arthroscopic surgery over open surgery including shorter recovery time, minimal scarring and lesser pain.
We provide arthroscopy services for knee, shoulder, elbow, hip and ankle joints. These include instability Bankart repair for shoulder dislocations, rotator cuff repair, sub-acromial decompressions, ACL/PCL ligament reconstructions, meniscus repair/menisectomy, chondroplasty, mosaicplasty, arthroscopic assisted fracture fixations and synovectomy.
Arthroscopic surgery has the advantage of avoiding damage to muscles (unlike open procedures) and provides earlier mobilization. Most procedures are performed on an outpatient basis, and patients can be home within 24 hrs. Patients generally return to work and their regular daily activities earlier than with other techniques.