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Arthroscopy is a medical procedure performed to diagnose and treat joint-related issues. As part of the procedure, the surgeon makes a small incision to insert a fiber-optic video camera attached to a narrow tube. This high-quality footage is transmitted to a video monitor for diagnosis and analysis of joint-related conditions.
Using arthroscopy, doctors can diagnose a wide range of joint-related conditions without needing to make a large incision. Most commonly affected parts of the body are:
What is it used to treat?
Depending on the specific type of joint issue, the patient is given general or local anesthesia. The arthroscope is a special pencil-thin instrument that has an attached light and camera lens. The device is inserted into a small incision to gain visibility of the inside of the joint. This image is projected on a screen for diagnosis and analysis
In most cases, the patient is asked to resume light activity and deskwork within a few days. For other activities such as driving, you should ideally take a break for two to three weeks. Not all patients recover at the same speed. The doctor will recommend the right course of action and rehabilitation plan based on the patient’s specific condition.
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