Knee Arthroscopy

Knee Arthroscopy

Best Arthroscopic Surgeon in Jayanagar Bangalore | Knee Arthroscopy is a technique adopted to diagnose and treat anomalies in the knee. In this surgical procedure, a surgical tool known as an arthroscope is inserted to examine and treat the knee joints. This procedure is minimally invasive.

The arthroscope comprises a small camera which when inserted into the knee captures the images within the knee. This helps the doctors to better understand the type and severity of the damage in the knee.

Knee arthroscopy has gained wide acceptance owing to its surgical characteristics. This procedure is minimally invasive, takes not more than an hour and speedy recovery

Benefits of Arthroscopy

In comparison to other surgical approaches for treating the knee, Knee arthroscopy is the least invasive. Through an incision in the skin, the arthroscope is inserted into the knee and then examined.

Best Arthroscopic Surgeon in Jayanagar Bangalore

In comparison to other surgical approaches for treating the knee, Knee arthroscopy is the least invasive. Through an incision in the skin, the arthroscope is inserted into the knee and then examined.

Dr. Sushal Shanthakumar the Best Arthroscopic Surgeon in Jayanagar Bangalore  says, surgical procedure is proven to be successful in diagnosing an array of knee anomalies, including:

  • Stiffness in the knee
  • Chronic joint pain
  • Injured cartilage
  • Fragments of floating bone or cartilage
  • The fluid build-up that requires draining

Typically, in most scenarios, patients often choose to undergo knee arthroscopy compared to other surgical procedures as knee arthroscopy stands out in the following favorable features:

  • The tissue damage is minimal
  • Speedy recovery and healing
  • Wound requires only a few sutures
  • Induces less pain following the procedure
  • As the incision made a much smaller,the risk of infection is eliminated

Although knee arthroscopy may appear to be the most ideal surgical approach, it is not best suited for all conditions. People with degenerative disease or osteoarthritis do not derive the benefits of knee arthroscopy.

Here are the few FAQ’s about Knee Arthroscopy by Dr. Sushal ShanthKumar the Best Arthroscopic Surgeon in Jayanagar Bangalore:

Usually, it takes from 4 to 6 weeks to recover completely from knee arthroscopy. If your doctor has repaired the damaged tissue, the recovery might also take a longer period of time. But you also have to limit the movement of your knee till the time you recover so that it does not lead to any problems.

While the arthroscopy, the surgeon has to use the camera into your joint so that he or she can use the instruments accordingly, but the instruments are thin, so the surgeon can use a small incision that should result in less pain and less stiffness in the joints.

  • Infection.
  • Thrombophlebitis (clots in a vein)
  • Artery damage.
  • Excessive bleeding (haemorrhage)
  • Allergic reaction to the anaesthesia.
  • Nerve damage.
  • Numbness at the incision sites.
  • Ongoing pain in the calf and foot.

It is recommended by the doctors that right after the surgery, any of the activities that might include the standing, walking, climbing stairs, etc should be avoided and they should not be done until and unless the doctor suggests. The reason behind it is that they would prolong the recovery period.

It is recommended by the doctors that you should take an ample amount of rest for your knees still if you feel there is some swelling and some discomfort in your knees then you can apply ice bags and cryo cuff that would be given by the surgeon to control the swelling. But the swelling and the discomfort are absolutely normal after the surgery.

The risks that are involved after the knee arthroscopy have been mentioned below:

  • Bleeding in the knee joint
  • Blood clot formation in leg
  • Infection in the joint
  • Stiffness
  • Injury in the cartilage, ligaments, meniscus, blood vessels and the nerves.