Are you experiencing any joint problems?
Is it hindering you from living a normal life?
Indeed, joint problems are pretty terrible and painful!
But there’s good news!
Like every problem comes with a solution, joint issues also come with solutions!
And one of the effective solutions to treat joint problems is “Arthroscopy”!
Are you wondering what an arthroscopy is?
Don’t worry! This article has the answer! In this article, Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla, the best orthopedic doctor in Telangana, explains what arthroscopy is and answers the frequently asked questions about arthroscopy.
Dr. Rajesh is an experienced orthopedic doctor with more than nine years of experience. He has solutions to orthopedic problems like sports injuries, rotator cuff injuries, recurrent patellar dislocations, and shoulder and knee injuries. He is called the “king of arthroscopy”! He has performed many successful arthroscopic surgeries. His patients ask him various questions regarding arthroscopy, its procedure, and more.
Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla willingly answers all their questions and gives them a better understanding of arthroscopy. This understanding, awareness, and knowledge about the arthroscopy procedure help reduce the anxiety and doubt related to arthroscopy among the patients. It makes them more confident and ready for the surgery.
Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla believes that the lamp of knowledge and awareness disappears the darkness of anxiety and doubt! And he also believes that a problem can be solved only when one is aware of its solution. And so, he willingly answers all his patients’ questions about the solution called arthroscopy and makes them aware of it.
Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla wants maximum people to benefit from arthroscopic surgery and get rid of their joint problems. And for that to happen, maximum awareness about the solution is essential. It is necessary to replace people’s doubts and questions about arthroscopy with answers. Only then will their anxiety be replaced with knowledge, and they will be encouraged to go for arthroscopy.
And so, in this article, Dr. Rajesh answers the common questions and doubts about arthroscopy that he comes across. His most patients ask these questions and can also be one of your questions. So, by answering these questions in the article, Dr. Rajesh tries to spread awareness about arthroscopy to the maximum number of people and tries to replace the darkness of doubt and anxiety about arthroscopy with the light of awareness and knowledge! This awareness about the solution, in turn, will encourage more and more people to implement the solution called arthroscopy and solve the terrible joint problems of the maximum number of people!
So, here are some of the common questions asked by the patients of Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla regarding arthroscopy and the answers given by the doctor!
What is arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is derived from 2 Greek words, ‘Arthron’ and ‘Skopein.’ Arthron means joints, and skopein means to look at. So, yes, arthroscopy is a procedure to look at the joints. But it is not just restricted to looking at the joints. It is much more than that. Arthroscopy procedure also helps to diagnose and treat problems in the joints.
How is arthroscopy carried out?
“How is arthroscopy done?” This is a common question asked by my patients who are planning for arthroscopy, says Dr. Rajesh.
Do you also have the same question in your mind?
So, here is the answer!
Arthroscopy is a procedure used to diagnose and treat joint problems. In this procedure, Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla inserts a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision.
The view inside your joint gets transmitted to a high-definition video monitor.
This helps the doctor look inside your joint and diagnose and treat problems inside the joints.
The following procedures can be carried out with arthroscopy:
- Repair of torn cartilage(meniscus) from the shoulder or knee
- Reconstruction of the ACL in the knee
- PCL reconstruction
- Repair of torn ligaments
- Removal of loose bone or cartilage in the shoulder, knee, wrist, elbow, etc.
- Rotator cuff repair
What all problems can arthroscopy treat?
Arthroscopy can treat joint problems, especially those experienced in the knee and shoulders.
What joints can arthroscopy address?
Arthroscopy commonly addresses knee and shoulder joints. But it can also address the hip, elbow, and other joints, says Dr. Rajesh.
What are the risks and side-effects associated with arthroscopy?
The risks are minimal. Though rare, stiffness in joints is one of the common risks associated with arthroscopy. But stiffness can be avoided by doing physiotherapy post arthroscopy.
What are the benefits of arthroscopy?
Some of the benefits of arthroscopy are as follows-
- Minimal risks
- Smaller incisions
- Minimal pain
- Faster recovery
- Lower infection rate
- Better results
What is the recovery period after arthroscopy?
It takes around 3-4 weeks to recover after arthroscopy surgery. In most cases, patients can return to office work within a week.
Who are the best candidates for arthroscopy?
Anyone suffering from pain or possible damage to the knees, shoulders, hip, etc., can undergo an arthroscopy irrespective of health condition, age, or gender, says the orthopedist Dr.Rajesh.
What is the success rate of arthroscopy?
The success rate of arthroscopy is very high. It is above 90%. But to get the best and most successful results from arthroscopy, Dr. Rajesh advises doing physiotherapy.
What are the post-instructions to be followed after arthroscopy?
The post-instructions to be followed after arthroscopy are different for different people depending on their conditions etc. Some of the general instructions to be followed include wound care, giving rest to the knee and shoulder joints, etc. Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla also advises his patients to go for physiotherapy to get the best results from arthroscopy.
How can one get ready for arthroscopic surgery?
Specific medical tests are taken before arthroscopic surgery. If the medical test results are satisfactory, your arthroscopic surgeon in Hyderabad will proceed with the surgery.
How painful is arthroscopic surgery?
The pain is minimal in arthroscopic surgery compared to other open surgeries, and the patient can be made to walk on the following day itself. Dr. Rajesh might also prescribe certain medications to help manage pain.
Hope this article answered most of your doubts related to arthroscopy!
Do you have a different question that is not answered in this article?
Don’t worry! You can get them answered by visiting Dr. Rajesh Thunuguntla.
So, what are you waiting for?
It is now time to walk on the path to a pain-free tomorrow by visiting Dr. Rajesh for arthroscopy!
You are just a visit away from your solution and a pain-free tomorrow!