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Knee care and joint health: Expert unveils advantages of Knee Arthroscopy for those facing knee problems

Published on Mar 05, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Health expert spills the beans on the benefits of knee arthroscopy so, don’t hesitate to undergo this procedure if recommended by the doctor for knee problems

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Knee joint injuries such as sprains, fractures, dislocations and ligament tears are a common occurrence in youngsters and adults and these injuries are managed using simple methods like bracing and rehabilitation exercises, while surgery may be required in serious cases. Arthroscopy is often used for both diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries, offering a great solution for reducing pain or repairing damage. (Photo by Twitter/sydIBJR) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 05, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Knee joint injuries such as sprains, fractures, dislocations and ligament tears are a common occurrence in youngsters and adults and these injuries are managed using simple methods like bracing and rehabilitation exercises, while surgery may be required in serious cases. Arthroscopy is often used for both diagnosis and treatment of knee injuries, offering a great solution for reducing pain or repairing damage. (Photo by Twitter/sydIBJR)

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In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Prasad Bhagunde, Arthroscopic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Surya Hospital in Mumbai, shared, “Arthroscopy involves inspecting a joint by inserting an arthroscope through a small incision in the skin. The arthroscope, equipped with a video camera, light source, and rinsing/suction device, allows the surgeon to thoroughly examine the joint structures on a screen. After identifying any knee issues, the surgeon can use small instruments within the arthroscope to address them. Knee arthroscopy is recommended for knee problems, such as meniscus tears, misaligned patellas, ligament injuries, fractures, and dislocations. The procedure can also address issues like quad tendon ruptures.” He highlighted the advantages of knee arthroscopy as - (Twitter/JWatch) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 05, 2024 07:00 AM IST

In an interview with Zarafshan Shiraz of HT Lifestyle, Dr Prasad Bhagunde, Arthroscopic Sports Medicine Surgeon at Surya Hospital in Mumbai, shared, “Arthroscopy involves inspecting a joint by inserting an arthroscope through a small incision in the skin. The arthroscope, equipped with a video camera, light source, and rinsing/suction device, allows the surgeon to thoroughly examine the joint structures on a screen. After identifying any knee issues, the surgeon can use small instruments within the arthroscope to address them. Knee arthroscopy is recommended for knee problems, such as meniscus tears, misaligned patellas, ligament injuries, fractures, and dislocations. The procedure can also address issues like quad tendon ruptures.” He highlighted the advantages of knee arthroscopy as - (Twitter/JWatch)

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1. Immediate treatment: Knee arthroscopy allows for prompt diagnosis and treatment of joint damage and injuries, eliminating the need for prolonged waiting periods between diagnosis and treatment. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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1. Immediate treatment: Knee arthroscopy allows for prompt diagnosis and treatment of joint damage and injuries, eliminating the need for prolonged waiting periods between diagnosis and treatment. (Shutterstock)

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2. Reduced risk: This procedure carries minimal risk in most cases, with a positive outlook for patients. Recovery time and prognosis may vary based on the severity of the knee problem and the required procedure. (File photo) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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2. Reduced risk: This procedure carries minimal risk in most cases, with a positive outlook for patients. Recovery time and prognosis may vary based on the severity of the knee problem and the required procedure. (File photo)

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3. Minimally invasive: Utilising small instruments inserted into the joint through tiny skin incisions, arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, also known as keyhole surgery, allowing for necessary operations to be performed with minimal disruption to healthy joint structures.(Image by Alexander Fox | PlaNet Fox from Pixabay ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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3. Minimally invasive: Utilising small instruments inserted into the joint through tiny skin incisions, arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure, also known as keyhole surgery, allowing for necessary operations to be performed with minimal disruption to healthy joint structures.(Image by Alexander Fox | PlaNet Fox from Pixabay )

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4. Reduced stress to the body: Unlike open surgical procedures, knee arthroscopy spares healthy joint structures, resulting in less stress on the body. Post-operative pain is minimized, and healing time is typically shortened. (Image by naturwohl-gesundheit from Pixabay ) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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4. Reduced stress to the body: Unlike open surgical procedures, knee arthroscopy spares healthy joint structures, resulting in less stress on the body. Post-operative pain is minimized, and healing time is typically shortened. (Image by naturwohl-gesundheit from Pixabay )

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5. Accurate Diagnosis: Another advantage of knee arthroscopy is its ability to accurately diagnose and treat various knee conditions with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues. The use of small cameras and specialized instruments allows surgeons to visualize the inside of the knee joint with great precision, enabling them to address issues such as meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and ligament injuries more effectively. (Shutterstock) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Mar 05, 2024 07:00 AM IST

5. Accurate Diagnosis: Another advantage of knee arthroscopy is its ability to accurately diagnose and treat various knee conditions with minimal disruption to surrounding tissues. The use of small cameras and specialized instruments allows surgeons to visualize the inside of the knee joint with great precision, enabling them to address issues such as meniscal tears, cartilage damage, and ligament injuries more effectively. (Shutterstock)

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6. Small incisions: One of the key benefits is the smaller incisions required, resulting in less tissue damage and a quicker recovery time for patients. (Towfiqu barbhuiya) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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6. Small incisions: One of the key benefits is the smaller incisions required, resulting in less tissue damage and a quicker recovery time for patients. (Towfiqu barbhuiya)

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7. Less pain, quick recovery: Knee arthroscopy is non-invasive  and can be completed in under an hour for most patients. It is a same-day procedure, allowing patients to return home without prolonged hospital stays.(Photo by Terry Shultz P.T. on Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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7. Less pain, quick recovery: Knee arthroscopy is non-invasive  and can be completed in under an hour for most patients. It is a same-day procedure, allowing patients to return home without prolonged hospital stays.(Photo by Terry Shultz P.T. on Unsplash)

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