Arthroscopy is a medical equipment to view the damaged area directly by inserting a small endoscopic camera to the joint in trouble. In addition, once the damaged area is visual, the arthroscopy can treat the damaged area by inserting a surgical instrument into the space around the endoscope immediately. Especially, because the arthroscopy can magnify the joints significantly, a fine and accurate diagnosis as well as a quick treatment are possible. The diagnosis is more accurate than with a CT and MRI.
The procedure uses an arthroscopy to treat various diseases inside the shoulder through a small hole with a diameter of 1cm without an incision and knee joints.
- Anesthesia of the lower part of the body is sufficient. General anesthesia is not used.
Incision is not required. - Due to the close examination with a compact camera, the diagnosis is accurate.
- Diagnosis and treatment are conducted at the same time.
- There is little chance of complications.
- For admission, possible recovery time is two to three days along with some physical therapy.
When an arthroscopy can be recommended
- For sustained joint pain despite no identified problem on X-RAY pictures or upon closer examination
- For Joint Effusion (usually occurs in the knee)
- If the patient feels pain on the inside of the legs or displaced when sitting with the legs crossed
- For the crook of the knee or stiff knee
- For frequent fatigue or pain in the knee during walking unlike in the past
- For knee pain in people who use their knees frequently when working or experience heavy pressure on their knees when working.