Knee Arthroscopy in Delhi

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical process that is carried by the help of a small camera. In this process, a camera is inserted into the patient’s knee to rectify certain knee ailments. These cameras are inserted with the help of small cuts that are made precisely in the patient body.

Recommended knee problems

This surgery of knee arthroscopy is refer to the patients who are having some of the below mentioned symptoms-

  • Swollen and damaged lining of the joint.
  • Torn meniscus
  • Torn or injured anterior cruciate ligament
  • Tiny pieces of wrecked cartilage in the knee joint
  • Elimination of Baker’s cyst

Knee arthroscopic surgery can cure knee injuries and those are discussed below:

  • Posterior cruciate or torn anterior ligaments
  • A patella which is not position
  • The cartilage, torn meniscus, that is located between the knee and bones
  • Eradication of cyst behind the knee known as Baker’s cyst
  • Torn cartilage in pieces that are unfastened in the knee joint
  • Fractures occurred in knee bones
  • Swollen synovium

Risk factors of knee arthroscopy

Some of the risk factors that are commonly witnessed with knee arthroscopy are-

  • Infections
  • Small patch of numb skin.
  • Diffusion of blood vessels
  • Trocar injuries
  • Umbilical injury infection
  • Hemorrhage
  • Force on the phrenic nerve
  • Umbilical hernias
  • Abdominal wall hematoma
  • Vascular injuries

Keyhole surgery

Keyhole surgery is the other names for laparoscopic surgery. This surgery is also called as minimally invasive surgery. These are the most updated surgery in the medical fields. In this procedure the cut for the operation are made far away from the actual injured part of the body. And the incisions made are also very short in length. They are generally of 0.5-1.5 cm in length. Patient experiences very less pain with the help of this technique. This surgery is also very effective and safe. It also results in great success.

Kinds of keyhole surgery of Knee Arthroscopy

Keyhole surgery of knee arthroscopy that is performed is generally practiced for two types of ligament construction. These types are Keyhole PCL Reconstruction and keyhole ACL Reconstruction.

Benefits of this surgical procedure

This surgery influence a person with handful of the benefits that are discussed as-

  • Reduced pain
  • Optimistic result.
  • Reduced haemorrhaging
  • Short retrieval period

Risk Factors of keyhole surgery for knee

Some of the negative factors associated with this keyhole surgery are-

  • Reduced chance of deeper perception.
  • Chance of destructive tissue
  • Reduced tactile sensation
  • Incapability of judging accurately how much energy is being used for tissue and cells.

Recovery time

This procedure is performed under the anaesthetic dosage, as soon as the effect of dose reduces patient will be awake. The patient will feel dozy and somnolent for an hour; this is due to the anaesthetic effect. The surgeon will ask patient to start movement gradually. Once the patient is in a condition to bear his weight with support, this indicated that the patient is towards recovery. This standing and walking is performed with the help of crutches if needed.

Minimally invasive procedure of knee arthroscopy

The entire process of the Knee arthroscopy requires several vital steps. Initially a cuff like tool is adjoined around the thigh of the patient. This is done for controlling blood during the operation. Then the surgeon will make small cuts in the operating area of the knee. Knee desires to be overextended for continuing the surgery. Salt or saline water is inserted in the knee for the same. Then a thin tube holding camera is injected into the knee. The camera is outlay linked with a video monitor that displays the entire condition of the knee. This helps the surgeon to operate carefully and precisely. Then the other steps include operating with other major features of surgery. The final step in the surgery is when the doctors conceals the cuts with sutures or stitches and plaster them with a dressing. During it saline is exhausted from the knee. It is better and most common that surgeons take pictures of the entire surgery from the monitor. These pictures are later used as an aid for treating patient post-surgery.

What one must do after this surgery?

After the surgery best recovery is proper rest and careful follow up on prescription. Patient should strictly follow the instructions given by the doctor. Regular check up with the surgeon is also highly recommended. This surgery also demands some therapies after certain time. Doctor will guide the right time to start for the therapies, as this depends upon the patient’s condition which may vary. The process of therapies should also be done carefully.

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Dr Dhananjay Gupta

Dr Dhananjay Gupta
Director and Senior Consultant,
Orthopaedics and Joint Reconstruction and Replacement Surgeon
Fortis Flt. Lt. Rajan Dhall Hospital, Vasant Kunj, Delhi.