What is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which a doctor uses an Arthroscopy to assess or to treat meniscus injuries, for the reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) and to treat cartilage microfractures.
Scope (one of the surgical instruments used in surgery) is inserted into the knee joint through a small incision that will make your doctor. This hack is about 4 mm (1/8 inch) in length. Another small incision is made so that the surgical instrument used can work on the affected area. As a result of the use of surgical instruments that are smaller than the traditional instruments, the procedure can be monitored. For example, a small fiberoptic camera (endoscope) into the 4 mm incision in order to monitor the articulation and the surgery taking place.
Less invasive surgery
As a result of being less invasive, this procedure can reduce recovery time and may increase the success rate of the procedure. The success rate may go up because there is less trauma to the joint, and connective tissues. Since it is a less invasive procedure, there is also less scarring. In order to make “surgical space” the knee joint will be expanded through the use of irrigation fluid. This fluid can sometimes leak into the surrounding soft tissues and cause edema (swelling).
The advantages of Arthroscopy
One of the advantages of Arthroscopy is that most patients can go home, walk with a pair of crutches the same day or within 24 hours. Many times people will ask how long it will take to heal, and this depends on the reasons why surgery is needed in the first place. ACL Reconstruction Era, or a tearing of the meniscus? These two different procedures vary over time. -Physical condition a person will also be a factor to consider with regard to recovery time. It is important to listen to your doctor, but it is not uncommon for athletes in good physical condition to return to normal athletic activities within a few weeks. (See your doctor for more details).