Reducing Risk with Minimally Invasive Treatment Removing Loose Fragments Of Bone Or Cartilage Carpel Tunnel Syndrome, Frozen Shoulder Used To Treat Arthritis Repairing Damaged Cartilage
What is Arthroscopy?
- diagnose and treat joint problems
At Health in Motion, we believe in exhausting all treatment options before recommending that our patients go under the knife and subject themselves to the risks that come with surgery. One treatment alternative that we find to be highly effective and low risk, is arthroscopy. But what is arthroscopy exactly?
Arthorscopy is a minimally invasive, keyhole procedure, used to diagnose and treat joint problems. It is performed under local, general, or spinal anaesthetic, and involves inserting a thin metal tube into tiny incisions in the skin, and above the joint under examination.
How Does it Work?
Surgical instruments that will be used to repair the injury are inserted through another small hole, close to the one used for the arthroscope.
The procedure can also be used to aspirate the joint (withdraw fluid). Thereafter, it’s analysed to help provide additional information in situations where a simple visual diagnosis wasn’t possible.
Benefits of Arthroscopy
What Conditions Can Be Treated Using Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is effective in diagnosing and/or treating many problems, the most common of which are: