Arthroscopic surgery has become commonplace in the field of orthopedics these days. It is a procedure that involves several tiny incisions surrounding the joint that is affected instead of one bigger incision. A specialized camera, called arthroscope, that has been specifically designed for surgery and has a long and narrow shaft, is being placed through the tinier incisions so that the surgeon will be given a chance to check the joint’s inner part’s anatomy.
Usually, arthroscopy is being performed on the shoulder, knee, elbow, hip, wrist, and ankle. The different advancements in the available tools as well as surgical techniques have given surgeons a chance of performing even more complex procedure using arthroscopic techniques.
There are a lot of benefits that can be enjoyed once you have undergone arthroscopic surgery. Generally, an arthroscopic procedure will involve lesser trauma and less dissection on the soft tissues that surround the affected joint. The usual open surgery will involve cutting through several muscles that surround the joint so that the entire area will be viewed when repairing it. Unfortunately, this kind of exposure can cause trauma on the muscle, leading to aggravated pain, increased stiffness following the surgery as well as s slower return of the right functions of the muscles during recovery phase. However, with arthroscopic surgery, there will be lesser trauma caused on the muscle envelop, which will then help in accelerating the recovery of the patient. Of course, when there is less trauma, this will also result to lesser pain following surgery.
At Washington Orthopaedic and Knee Clinic, your surgeon will make sure that the procedure will be done in the best way in order for you to regain a better life in the future. For your convenience we have all your orthopaedic needs such as clinic visit/evaluation, radiography services, MRI services, physical therapy, rehabilitation and Bracing needs in one campus. Contact us!