What is Arthroscopy?
During an arthroscopy, an arthroscope, an endoscope that is inserted into the joint through a small incision, is used to examine and sometimes treat a joint. During ACL reconstruction, arthroscopic procedures can be performed.
When to go for surgery
It could be suggested by your doctor if you have joint inflammation, an injury, or long-term joint damage. Arthroscopy can be performed on any joint. Most frequently, it is performed on the wrist, ankle, hip, shoulder, or elbow. Candidates for arthroscopic knee surgery include patients with discomfort or reduced function. A minimally invasive technique can help patients with injuries or degeneration who have not achieved relief via non-operative therapy.
The procedure finds and fixes joint problems. A surgeon inserts a slender tube connected to a fibre-optic video camera through a tiny incision approximately the size of a buttonhole. A high-definition video monitor receives the picture within your joint.
Post Surgery Care
For 48 hours, wounds need to stay dry. Unless otherwise indicated, the wound may be exposed in the shower on the fifth day following surgery. Take care not to scrape the region. The wound shouldn't be soaked in a bathtub or pool three weeks following surgery.
If you're feeling fatigued, take a nap.
Once your doctor has given you the all-clear, try walking daily.
Crutches, a brace, or both may be on your person.
You'll learn from your doctor how frequently and how much you can move your leg and knee.
If you have a desk job, you might be able to return a few days following the operation.