"Arthroscopic surgery" modern technology Examination and treatment at the same time

Center : Orthopedics Center

Article by : Dr. Nithiwut Pinsiranon

"Arthroscopic surgery" modern technology Examination and treatment at the same time

With current articular endoscopic surgery technology, this makes the treatment for people with shoulder and knee injuries, whether caused by accident, sports, inflammation of the joint lining, or osteoarthritis in the elderly can be treated through a small incision. The patient has less pain, faster recovery, lower cost, and less infection.

What is arthroscopic surgery?

It is a technology that uses special small surgical instruments. Your doctor can check and treat for joint abnormalities with the use of a small tool inserted into a small incision connected to a camera that can be viewed from a screen clearly and king the diagnosis accurately and surgical procedure is much better than conventional methods.

With conventional surgery, a large incision is made, which can have a high risk of infection or surgical complications, compared to endoscopic surgery that only requires a small incision to perform the surgery in the joint, and surgical complications are rare.

Arthroscopic conditions treated by laparoscopic surgery.

  1. The knee joint has the most endoscopic surgery. In most cases, it is the treatment of a torn herniated disc. Surgical repair of broken cartilage or a torn knee ligament. Including osteoarthritis that is common in the elderly with pain, swelling, exfoliation, or tingling while walking, especially up and down the stairs or cannot fold the legs and rheumatoid arthritis, having severe knee joint inflammation does not get better even under medication.
  2. Shoulder joint injury can be treated such as a broken shoulder ligament, shoulder joint dislocation, shoulder joint dissection for shoulder correction surgery.

What is the procedure for arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery is considered a diagnosis and treatment tool at the same time. This can be done by using local anesthesia, general anesthesia, or local anesthesia. The patient will be prepared for the joint surgery just like any major surgery to prevent infection.

In the procedure for the surgery, the doctor will make an incision to access about 0.8-1.0, and use a 4 mm camera to look inside the shoulder joint. If abnormalities are found that can be operated on, the doctor will make additional incisions to insert surgical instruments. During surgery, the camera can be connected to the monitor and can save the image, the incisions arising from endoscopic surgery will have 2-4 small holes, 0.8-1.0 cm in size, depending on how many lesions the patient has.

The advantages of arthroscopic surgery

Advances in arthroscopic surgery technology have their advantage wherein the very small surgical incision, sometimes the surgical wound is almost invisible when healed. No need to cut the joint membranes. The tissue surrounding the joint, less trauma from large surgical incisions. Recovery of movement of the joints after surgery is faster. This resulting in a much shorter recovery and healing time compared to traditional surgical treatment. Also, not having an open wound can reduce the infection after surgery. Especially patients with diabetes as well as reducing the time of hospitalization, thus saving on the cost of treatment. Endoscopy can accurately diagnose the cause of the disease and treat it immediately. Or plan to have surgery in the future as well.

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