Arthroscopy & Sports Medicine
ORTHONOVA KNEE ARTHROSCOPY:
Arthroscopy is a common surgical procedure in which a joint (arthro) is viewed (scopy) using a small camera. Arthroscopy gives doctors a clear view of the inside of the knee. This helps them diagnose and treat knee problems.
Technical advances have led to high definition monitors and high resolution cameras. These are other improvements have made arthroscopy a very effective tool for treating knee problems.
At Orthonova, arthroscopy is commonly performed for treating meniscus injury, reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and for cartilage microfracturing. Arthroscopy can also be performed just for diagnosing and checking of the knee. However, the latter use has been mainly replaced by magnetic resonance imaging.
During an average knee arthroscopy, a small fiberoptic camera (the arthroscope) is inserted into the joint through a small incision, about 4mm(1/8 inch) long. A special fluid is used to visualize the joint parts. More incisions might be performed in order to check other parts of the knee. The other miniature instruments are used and the surgery is performed.
ARTHROSCOPY FOR THE KNEE IS MOST COMMONLY USED FOR:
1. Removal or repair of torn meniscal cartilage.
2. Reconstruction of the torn anterior cruciate ligament.
3. Trimming of torn pieces of articular cartilage.
4. Removal of loose fragments of bone or cartilage.
5. Removal of inflamed synovial tissue.
THE KNEE ARTHROSCOPY AT ORTHONOVA INCLUDES:
ACL Reconstruction (Anatomic ACL)
PCL Reconstruction (Anatomic PCL)
Repair/Suturing – only centre in Punjab
Autologous Cartilage Implantation (ACI)
THE SHOULDER ARTHROSCOPY AT ORTHONOVA INCLUDES:
1. Bankart’s repair
2. Slap lesion
3. Cuff tears