arthroscopic knee surgery

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At IBS hospital we have one of the most modern and comprehensive medical centers in the country and hosts many national clinical and academic programs and is continuing to add major research and academic capabilities. Our neurological and neurosurgical departments offer all the procedures and techniques necessary for a precise diagnosis as well as for precise guidance during brain surgery. At IBS we have neurosurgeons to treat neurological diseases which include head injury, spinal injury, brain tumors and spinal tumors. We have specialization in treating seizures or epilepsy as well as modern treatments for movement disorders like Parkinson's disease.

At IBS hospital we have one of the most modern and comprehensive medical centers in the country and hosts many national clinical and academic programs and is continuing to add major research and academic capabilities. Our neurological and neurosurgical departments offer all the procedures and techniques necessary for a precise diagnosis as well as for precise guidance during brain surgery. At IBS we have neurosurgeons to treat neurological diseases which include head injury, spinal injury, brain tumors and spinal tumors. We have specialization in treating seizures or epilepsy as well as modern treatments for movement disorders like Parkinson's disease.

Orthopedic What is Arthroscopy and how is it useful in repairing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries to the knee?

During anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, a doctor uses fine instruments which are passed into the joint via an arthroscope and into the knee in order to reconstruct torn ligaments. In case of an Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury there is an extreme stretching and tearing of the anterior cruciate ligament in the knee. An arthroscope is like a thin telescope with a light source used to magnify the structures inside the knee allowing evaluation and treatment.

How is it done?

The ACL reconstruction procedure generally takes between one and two hours and is carried out under general anesthesia. This means you will sleep throughout the surgery, or spinal block. Every patient will have varying diagnoses and pre-existing conditions. Due to different conditions surgeries vary widely and are patient specific.

We have the most common method of ACL repair which utilizes a segment of tendon removed and then grafted in the same position as the damaged ACL. The incision made is of three to five inch in order to harvest the ligament graft. Rest other part of the operation is done arthroscopically. Generally the old ACL tissue is removed and the new tendon is pinned in place.

Why is it done?

The Anterior cruciate ligament injuries do not get well by itself. Our Arthroscopic ACL reconstruction procedure can restore secure motion of the knee with a minimum amount of time needed for recovery.

Risks & complications

The most commonly seen complications which do occur during or following arthroscopy includes accidental damage. There is always a possibility of

  • Accidental damage to structures inside or near to the joint
  • Excessive bleeding inside the joint which can cause swelling and pain
  • Infection within the joint
  • Reaction to the anesthesia
Risks can be minimized by following the surgeon's directions before and after surgery.

Alternatives

There may be various options opted out for the Arthroscopy procedure. Open surgery may be indicated in cases where arthroscopic intervention will be ineffective.

Candidate eligibility

The right candidates for Arthroscopy include healthy adults who have never undergone any surgery es or scarring in the area which needs treatment. The final determination of each patient’s eligibility for the procedure depends after examination and consultation with the patient.

 

 

 

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