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What Is The Main Difference Orthroscopy And An Arthroscopy
Arthroscopic surgery involves looking inside of a joint with a very small camera. The joint is filled with water and the camera is placed into the joint, using small incisions. Most orthopaedic surgeons utilize arthroscopic surgery to treat a variety of conditions, including: meniscal and rotator cuff years, joint infections and inflammation, removal of loose ...Read more
Failure to improve: As with all surgeries there is inherent risk of infection, bleeding, nerve injury, etc. However with the small incisions and minimal invasiveness of a well performed arthroscopy these risks are quite minimal. Other rare complications include blood clots or compartment syndrome (severe uncontrolled swelling of extremity, culminating in nerve and muscle damage). ...Read more
8 days after shoulder arthroscopy, hard lump next to main incision, tender to touch, burning pain even without touch. Normal? What is it? Should I worry?
Surgery w/ a camera: Arthroscopic surgery involves using a camera to address problems in and around a joint, such as for knee meniscus tears, ACL tears in the knee, and rotator cuff tears in the shoulder, to name a few. The advantages of arthroscopic surgery are that it is minimally invasive (small incisions) and it allows for excellent visualization of the structures in and around the joint. ...Read more
Depends on reason: Arthroscopy is a method of performing surgical procedures. Many joints can be treated arthroscopically. Without knowing the specific joint, the reason for surgery, and the procedure performed, it is impossible to give “normal results.” but, in general, for the right indications, the results of arthroscopic procedures are very good to excellent. ...Read more
Can be limited: Wrist arthroscopy is an excellent, fairly low risk procedure for diagnosing and treating many wrist conditions including, ligament tears, synovitis, mild arthritis and ganglion cysts. It is limited to what can be performed through small portals in the wrist and sometimes other procedures may be needed. ...Read more
Arthroscopy involves the insertion of a fiberoptic tube inside your joint. This allows the surgeon to see what is going on inside your joint and if there are loose bodies, they are removed. If there is a tear in the cartilage, the ligament or the tendon then they are repaired.
The procedure is with minimal pain but some swelling depending on what is done. ...Read more
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints.
A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required.
The small incisions allow for quicker recovery than open surgery. ...Read more
What joint?: Arthroscopic procedures have become very common and often complicated procedures are done thru multiple small incisions. You really need to talk to your surgeon. ...Read more
10 days to 2 weeks:
Swelling goes down starting day 4-5.
As swelling goes down, bending improves and pain lessens. You can start light exercise when your knee swelling is mostly resolved and your pain has minimized. For many, this can be as early as 1-2 weeks. For most 2-3 weeks later this should be fine. Let pain and swelling be your guide. Once the meniscus is trimmed, internally your fine and can't hurt it. ...Read more
I've been diagnosed a mild medial meniscopathy and i'll be practised an arthroscopy. What exercises would you recommend me in the meantime?
Low impact: I would recommend low impact exercise including quad and hamstring strengthening. Avoid deep knee bending and a twisting or turning. Ice your knee after exercise. ...Read more
It means an examina-: Tion of the inside of a shoulder joint. Its done for diagnosing and treatment of shoulder problems. It requires a General Anesthetic and is done in a Hospital or a Surgery Center. Its done through small holes in the skin, called Portals, like in a Knee scope surgery. ...Read more
Like any surgical --:
Procedure, it'll hurt but this incisional pain gets better all the time. Your pain from the torn meniscus will be eliminated, after the surgery. You'll need pt afterwards. You'll be getting pain meds for a couple of weeks.
A month or so later you'll be glad to get rid of the meniscal tear symptoms.
Good luck. ...Read more
No more pain: Minimally invasive arthroscopy for a torn meniscus is extremely common--and very successful. Benefit after surgery depend on the type of tear, and how much wear of the cartilage is present. Less wear equals better result. Risks include recurrence of tear, infection (low), and stiffness. Overall, a very successful surgery! ...Read more
Careful activity: Depends on what was done. Slow return to activity with careful range of motion and strengthening. Start about 48h post op. ...Read more
Yes: Side effects include the scars of the procedure, which you can see on the skin, but also include the underlying subcutaneous tissue and joint capsule, scarring around the fat pad, which lies just behind the patella tendon, some reactive capsulitis, occasional numbness, especially the lateral (outside) of the knee, and then the side effects of whatever is done, which should include less pain. ...Read more
Ihad a arthroscopy a year ago and my kne has locked straight its been like it for a week now, it has happened before but was able to unlock in 4 days?
Need to be evaluated: Locking is not normal in any knee. Locking in extension is more likely a knee cap problem, but could be a torn cartilage. You should have this evaluated by the surgeon who performed surgery on your knee a year ago. You may need physical therapy but you may need further surgery. The surgeon knows what's going on in your knee and would have a better idea of what could be causing your problem. ...Read more
Arthroscopic: Surgery to TMJ is a last resort proceedure for treatment of TMJ disorder depending upon dignisis but all option should be tried first. It is done artiscopically where a small incision is made (two) so they can view the area and go in and correct, remove pieces, repair, disc or whatever is necessary. ...Read more
Shoulder Arthroscopy: It depends what the shoulder arthroscopy is treating. Some shoulder issues can be treated without surgery by doing therapy and or injections. Some shoulder surgeries are done with open incisions instead of through a scope. The advantages of arthroscopic shoulder surgery are: smaller incisions and usually a faster recovery. ...Read more
Post surgery: Swelling is the most common symptom after any arthroscopic procedure. Local warmth can also be expected. Your limits of what you can do are based on what surgery you had. A good rule of thumb is the anesthetic will have an effect in you for a day or two after surgery, so do not plan anything major to do the day after surgery. ...Read more
Minimally invasive: Arthroscopy entails placing a camera in a joint through a small 1-2 cm incision. Shoulders and knees are the most common joints to undergo arthroscopy however, with advances in equipment and techniques, the hip can also be treated. There are numerous conditions which can be address arthroscopically in the hip: impingement, labral tears, loose bodies, synvovitis, and snapping hip are a few. ...Read more
Much depends upon:
What the conditions that are being treated are and what occurs
post operative can be early rom to prolonged immobilization.
Sorry to say but the best answer is to specifically talk to your surgeon about what the possible post operative regimen will be based upon the possible findings and what is done
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Good: The field of hip arthroscopy has grown significantly over the last several years. The procedure is typically done as an outpatient, and involves several small incisions. For some conditions recovery can be as quick as a month, while for others 4-6 months. ...Read more
Arthroscopy is minimally invasive joint surgery, commonly used for the knee & shoulder, but also for the ankle, hip, wrist, elbow and other joints. A camera with a fiber optic cable is attached to a video screen placed thru a 1 cm incision and other instruments are introduced thru other small incisions to do the work required. The small incisions allow for quicker ...Read more
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