Arthroscopy in Turkey

Arthroscopy (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Knee, and Ankle) is both a diagnostic and curative procedure that involves the insertion of an arthroscope (a tiny camera) into the joint through a small incision. Through that tiny camera, the surgeon is able to view the inside of your joint and perform many curative procedures (e.g. removal of painful or motion-restrictive joint parts). Knee Arthroscopy relieves pain and improves joint mobility with a superb recovery time.

What is Arthroscopic surgery used for?

Arthroscopic examination of joints is helpful in diagnosis and treatment of many conditions including:

  • Inflammation: Synovitis, the inflammation of the lining of the knee, shoulder, elbow, wrist, or ankle.
  • Acute or chronic injury: Injuries to the shoulder, knee and wrist joint, such as cartilage tears, tendon tears, carpal tunnel syndrome.
  • Osteoarthritis: A type of arthritis caused by cartilage loss in a joint.
  • Removal of loose bodies: of bone or cartilage that becomes logged within the joint.

What is Arthroscopic Surgery on the Shoulder?

In arthroscopic surgery, a camera is inserted through a small hole in the joint and the image is transferred to the monitor. Afterwards, the operator performs the operation by watching on the monitor with different surgical instruments inserted into the joint through one or more small holes.

The surgical instruments used in arthroscopic surgery are the size of a pencil tip. In addition to those used in knee arthroscopy in shoulder arthroscopy, devices such as arthropump (a device that automatically adjusts the fluid pressure given to the joint), arthrocare (a device that works with radiofrequency current, burns and absorbs unnecessary tissues that are required to be cleaned without causing bleeding), special arthroscopic suture sets are available. is extremely important.

Advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery

The labrum, cartilage, and pain-free tissues in the joint. Arthroscopic surgery allows to enter the joint directly without damaging and injuring the surrounding tissues and to intervene only in the diseased tissues. Thus, it is extremely comfortable after the operation.

During arthroscopic surgery, intra-articular structures are seen very close and magnified. In this way, diseased tissues can be diagnosed and treated much better.

In arthroscopic surgery, tissues such as muscles, capsules, which are difficult to heal and painful, are never touched. This is much more important, especially on the shoulder. Thus, post-operative joint movements are painless and comfortable. In addition, there is no need for dressing as there is no surgical wound or bleeding. The risk of infection is also very low compared to open surgeries.

No sutures are used on the skin in arthroscopic surgeries. Shoulder Arthroscopic surgery is performed through 2-4 small 1 cm holes.

Arthroscopy in the shoulder has a wide range of uses. Except for fractures and tumors, almost all diseases are treated with arthroscopy. Under the disease headings, you can see what is done with shoulder arthroscopy.

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