What is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy or Keyhole surgery is a surgical procedure during which the internal structure of a joint is examined for diagnosis and treatment of problems inside the joint.
What conditions are treated with arthroscopic surgery?
Arthroscopic examination of joints is helpful in diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions:
- Inflammation: Synovitis, the inflammation of the lining of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle.
- Acute or chronic injury: Injuries to the shoulder, knee and wrist joint such as cartilage tears, tendon tears, carpal tunnel syndrome.
- Osteoarthritis: A type of arthritis caused by cartilage loss in a joint.
- Removal of loose bodies of bone or cartilage that becomes logged within the joint.
How is arthroscopy performed?
What are the possible complications associated with arthroscopy?
What is the recovery process after arthroscopic surgery?
Will physical therapy be required after surgery?
Getting a full range of motion, strength, and flexibility back after surgery usually takes time. That is where preoperative exercise, education, and postoperative physical therapy programs come in – to ensure you are physically and emotionally prepared for surgery and to maximize your recovery after surgery.