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Arthroscopy - Know your treatment options

Arthroscopy (ahr-THROS-kuh-pee) is a procedure for diagnosing and treating joint problems. A surgeon inserts a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision — about the size of a buttonhole..

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Arthroscopy - Know your treatment options

Arthroscopy (ahr-THROS-kuh-pee) is a procedure for diagnosing and treating joint problems. A surgeon inserts a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera through a small incision — about the size of a buttonhole..

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What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to visualize and treat problems inside a joint.The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, arthro (joint) and skopein (to look). The term literally means (to look) within the joint.view more

How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

Knee arthroscopy can be used when making or confirming a diagnosis and performing surgery: Making a Diagnosis: If a patient has knee pain, a doctor may order an X-ray or other imaging tests.

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Condition

Condition one

What is Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that orthopedic surgeons use to visualize and treat problems inside a joint.The word arthroscopy comes from two Greek words, arthro (joint) and skopein (to look). The term literally means (to look) within the joint.

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How to diagnose and When to Consult a Doctor?

Knee arthroscopy can be used when making or confirming a diagnosis and performing surgery: Making a Diagnosis: If a patient has knee pain, a doctor may order an X-ray or other imaging tests.

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Causes

  • Pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage.
  • Medical conditions like arthritis.
  • Gout and infections can also cause pain.

Symptoms

  • Knee pain, instability and other injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and meniscal tears.
  • Torn ligaments, cartilage and tendons.
  • Rotator cuff tears, dislocated shoulder, frozen shoulder.
  • Arthritis, including foot and ankle arthritis
  • Wrist pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cysts and wrist arthritis.

Causes

  • Pain may be the result of an injury, such as a ruptured ligament or torn cartilage.
  • Medical conditions like arthritis.
  • Gout and infections can also cause pain.

Symptoms

  • Knee pain, instability and other injuries, including anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears and meniscal tears.
  • Torn ligaments, cartilage and tendons.
  • Rotator cuff tears, dislocated shoulder, frozen shoulder.
  • Arthritis, including foot and ankle arthritis
  • Wrist pain, including carpal tunnel syndrome, ganglion cysts and wrist arthritis.

When to go for surgery?

Your doctor may recommend it if you have inflammation in a joint, have injured a joint, or have damaged a joint over time. You can have arthroscopy on any joint. Most often, it is done on the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, or wrist.

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Is it covered under insurance?

Is the treatment covered under insurance?

Yes Arthroscopy is covered by medical Insurance . Most of the Insurance providers provide treatment for Insurance.

How is the recovery after surgery?

After the procedure may need upto 3 weeks to recover before returning to work.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure doctors use to look at, diagnose, and treat problems inside a joint.It is not a major surgery.

The process of arthroscopy does not cause any new pain at the site of puncture or treatment. Instead, in most cases it reduces the pain that has been caused by defect in the joint area.

For the first week of recovery, you’ll likely wear a device that prevents rolling over in your sleep. After that, you can sleep as you like. If sleeping on your side is initially uncomfortable, don’t worry—you’ll get more comfortable day-by-day.

Try taking a lot of fluids and if it still continues after 3 to 4 days of procedure ,consult the Doctor immediately.

As soon as you recover from anesthesia you should try to move.This prevent to develop Thromboembolism