Arthroscopy in Dnipro

An arthroscopy is a low-traumatic operation on the joints, thanks to which the patient can recover faster than after an open surgery. During the operation, the orthopedic surgeon uses a special device, an arthroscope, to make several small incisions to reach the joint. Thanks to this method, a doctor can see the structure of the joint from the inside, determine the nature and extent of changes, and also remove, fix or replace damaged tissue. Therefore, it is carried out not only for treatment, but also for diagnosis.

An arthroscopy is used to treat joints such as:

  • knee,
  • brachial,
  • ankle,
  • wrist,
  • ulnar.

A diagnostic arthroscopic surgery is needed to make an accurate diagnosis and select the most effective treatment plan. It is carried out when the orthopedic doctor does not have enough results from ultrasound, X-ray, CT, MRI, or when such additional examinations cannot be done due to certain contraindications.

A therapeutic arthroscopy is performed for the following diagnoses:

  • damage to the elbow or knee joint,
  • cruciate ligament rupture,
  • damage to articular cartilage,
  • tendon ruptures,
  • intra-articular fractures,
  • dislocations and subluxations of joints,
  • rheumatoid arthritis, arthrosis with joint deformation,
  • the presence of a foreign body in the joint,
  • meniscus injuries,
  • coxarthrosis,
  • Baker’s cyst.

Contraindications to an arthroscopy in Dnipro

Contraindications to an arthroscopic surgery may include:

  • significant destruction of the joint, its cavity and the soft tissues that surround it,
  • depressurization of the joint,
  • cardiovascular diseases,
  • acute chronic infectious diseases of the joint,
  • problems with the central nervous system,
  • problems with blood clotting,
  • immobility of the joint due to bone, cartilage or fibrous fusion (ankyloses),
  • inability to use anesthesia.

An orthopedic surgeon will be able to determine accurately if there are contraindications to surgery during a consultation.

Benefits of an arthroscopy

Advantages of an arthroscopy as a method of surgical intervention:

  • low morbidity compared to an open surgery,
  • no complications,
  • maximum surgical precision of intervention,
  • rapid period of rehabilitation and healing of the joint,
  • no scars after complete healing.

Preparation for an arthroscopy at N1 Clinic

The first step is to make an appointment with an orthopedic doctor. During the appointment, the specialist will discuss the symptoms and the history of the problem, look at previous examinations and prescribe additional ones if necessary. To make an accurate diagnosis and choose a treatment plan, the doctor uses the results of ultrasound diagnostics, MRI or CT.

If, after consultation, the orthopedic doctor prescribes therapeutic and diagnostic arthroscopy, then the next step is to undergo laboratory tests to prepare for the operation.

The doctor will tell you how the operation will proceed and how to prepare for the day of the operation, how the recovery will proceed and what further restrictions there will be in everyday life. Also, the patient must consult with an anesthesiologist to get answers to their questions about anesthesia.

Progress of an arthroscopic surgery

During the operation, the surgeon makes two 5 mm incisions in the area of ​​the damaged joint, where he then inserts an arthroscope camera and a surgical instrument. The camera displays a detailed image of the joint on the monitor, where the surgeon can clearly examine the condition of the internal tissues and perform the necessary manipulations.

The operation lasts 30-60 minutes.

Arthroscopy results:

  • pain decreases or goes away completely,
  • swelling goes away,
  • the accumulation of fluid in the joint cavity is removed,
  • joint mobility is restored.

An arthroscopy in Dnipr: patient rehabilitation

Two to three hours after surgery, when the anesthesia wears off, the first stage of rehabilitation begins as prescribed by a doctor: lymphatic drainage massage, various physical and functional procedures, exercises on exercise machines.

The patient can be discharged on the same day or after 1-2 days, which is determined by the doctor individually.

After the first postoperative stage of rehabilitation in the ward, the orthopedic doctor prescribes a course of rehabilitation in the clinic and selects exercises to perform at home. This comprehensive approach allows you to speed up the recovery process and return the patient to an active life.

Advantages of treatment at N1 Clinic

The advantages of an arthroscopy at N1 Clinic are:

  • orthopedic doctors with more than 20 years of experience in performing arthroscopic operations,
  • international treatment protocols,
  • modern equipment
  • early stage of rehabilitation after surgery,
  • individual choice of patient treatment plan.

And most importantly: our doctors will never prescribe surgery if it can be avoided or postponed for a long time.

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