Any damage to your joints requires ample medication. But when medicines can’t help then surgery becomes the last resort. Arthroscopy is one surgical procedure in the modern medical world to fix your disease or damage for good. While in other places it is going to cost you a huge amount, in India it is easily affordable.
Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique which is performed on patients having arthritis and osteoarthritis. It includes an examination along with treatment of the damage of the damaged joints by inserting an arthroscope through a small incision. The surgical instrument used in this technique is much smaller and handy than the ones used in the traditional technique. Surgeons view the damaged joint with the help of a video monitor.
An arthroscopy is performed on knee, hip, wrist, shoulder, spine and temporomandibular joints (joint of the jaw).
An arthroscopy is required for the following:
Knee: Treating meniscus injury, reconstruction of the anterior cruciate ligament and for cartilage microfracturing
Hip: Femoroacetabular impingement and its associated pathologies, labral tears, loose or foreign body removal, hip washout or biopsy, chondral lesions, osteochondritis dissecans, ligamentum teres injuries, Iliopsoas tendinopathy, troachan teric pain syndrome, snapping iliotibial band, osteoarthritis, sciatic nerve compression, isciofemoral impingement and direct assessment of hip replacement.
Shoulder: subacromial impingement, acromioclavcular osteoarthritis, rotator cuff tears, frozen shoulder, chronic tendonitis, removal of loose bodies and partial tears of the long bicep tendons, SLAP lesions, and shoulder instability.
Wrist: repetitive strain injury, fractured wrists, torn or damaged ligaments of the wrists, joint damage caused by wrist osteoarthritis.
Spine: spinal disc herniation and degenerative discs, spinal deformities, tumors, general spine trauma
The infrastructure of the arthroscopy hospitals in India include more than a 100 beds, economy and luxury suites, advanced infection free operation theatres with laminar air flow system, the first of its kind E-ICUs to keep a check on the patients under intensive care round the clock, computerized diagnostic laboratories and digital imaging facilities. The arthroscopy hospitals also possess Wi Fi enabled campus, multi cuisine cafeterias, prayer room, blood bank, bone bank, pharmacy, emergency rooms and life supporting ambulances.
With the advancement of medical technology, the arthroscopy hospitals in India have also opted for modern medical tools and instruments. The hospitals have 256 slice brilliance iCT scanner, OrthoPilot Navigation System, MRI scan, CT scan, EEG, 2D Echo, EMG, digital x-ray, USG, C-ARM, the operation theatres are equipped with guided air flow and body exhaust system, Da Vinci Robot for minimal invasive surgery and bone densitometry.
The Indian orthopedic doctors who perform arthroscopy surgeries in India are highly qualified and experienced. They perform more than a thousand surgeries each year and receive international patients from all over the world. With their knowledge, experience and expertise, they also attend several seminars and lectures and have also bagged several awards for their contribution.
The arthroscopy hospitals in India are well accredited by both national and international health care monitoring organizations, namely, NABH, NABL, and JCI.
Without compromising with the treatment procedure, the arthroscopy hospitals in India charge a much lesser cost. The cost of an arthroscopic knee surgery is approximately USD 2,000-3,000 in India as against around USD 10,000-12,000 in other countries.
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