Find ACL Surgery Arthroscopic – All Testing Done on Site
ACL surgery arthroscopic is a procedure that requires orthopedic surgeons to visualize, diagnose, and treat medical problems surrounding a person’s knee joint. It allows the surgeon to treat the medical condition or knee injury by making small incisions, therefore avoiding any large incisions that can be extremely painful to most patients.
To perform this procedure, an orthopedic surgeon inserts a special camera and lens, better known as an arthroscope, into one of the small incisions made in the knee. The device allows him to view the inside of the knee joint on a monitor. Thereafter, he will make other small incisions to insert small arthroscopic tools to carry out the knee surgery.
Common Arthroscopic Procedures
While the inside of most joints can be viewed this way, there are six joints that are most commonly scrutinized with an arthroscope, such as the wrist, hip, ankle, elbow, shoulder, and knee. Injuries and diseases can damage tendons, muscles, ligaments, and cartilage. The following are a few of the most common ACL surgery arthroscopic procedures:
- Resection or repair of torn meniscus in the knee
- Reconstruction of ACL
- Elimination of inflamed synovium (lining) in the knee
- Repair of other torn knee ligaments
- The removal of any loose bones or cartilage found in the knee
Advantages of an Arthroscopic Procedure
Most people prefer ACL surgery arthroscopic because it is far less invasive compared to open surgery. Furthermore, there are more benefits, for instance it offers faster healing, less scarring, and a quicker recovery period. This procedure is often carried out on an outpatient basis, which means that the patient can be discharged within several hours after surgery.
Generally, if an athlete incurs an injury to his knee, the sports doctor will conduct a few on-site tests to determine the seriousness of the injury. If the injury requires ACL surgery arthroscopic, he will refer the athlete to an orthopedic surgeon without delay.
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