Dr. Luis Javier Roca Ruiz, traumatologist at Top Doctors, will talk to us about arthroscopy.
What does this technique consist of and what are its advantages?
Arthroscopy consists of entering a joint through a minimal incision, detecting the problem through a vision camera, and through other small incisions to solve the problem, both in hip, knee, shoulder and other joints.
How useful is arthroscopy?
The fundamental usefulness of arthroscopy is that with a minimal incision and therefore with minimal muscle-tendon injury, a pathology is addressed and that pathology is solved, minimally damaging the structures that are before, which protect the joint. There are no large incisions, there is minimal bleeding, minimal pain for the patient and an earlier return to normal activity.
What care should be taken after the operation and how long does it take for the patient to recover?
The care to be taken after arthroscopy is the natural care of the surgical wound, which is a minimal incision. Usually, the patient is quickly incorporated into physiotherapy and rehabilitation programs. It requires a minimum hospital stay, sometimes only hours, and this helps the patient to quickly return to work or to his daily activity in his musculoskeletal functions once physiotherapy and early rehabilitation are performed.