About Sports Medicine and Arthroscopic Surgery
The Department of Orthopaedic and Joint Replacement at Vimhans Nayati Super Speciality Hospital is dedicated to offering cutting-edge solutions for the treatment and management of a wide gamut of joint injuries and ailments including the best sports medicine and arthroscopic surgery. The department is backed by state-of-the-art diagnostic modalities and expertise of our specialised team which consist of some of the renowned orthopaedic doctors, surgeons, physiotherapists, sports medicine specialists and arthroscopy experts.
Sports medicine is a branch of orthopaedics that aims at the diagnosis, treatment, management and prevention of various injuries that are usually sustained while playing Sports or indulging in rigorous physical activities. Sports medicine primarily focuses on restoring the function of the affected body part so as to help professional athletes get back on the field. Treatments are not only offered for adults but for small children and teenagers as well.
Our specialised team consists of expert physiotherapists and nutritionists who work in close coordination to curate a personalized treatment plan based on the patient's overall health assessment and evaluation.
The wide gamut of joint injuries and ailments treated by us include:
- Ankle sprain
- Knee injuries
- Shoulder injuries
- Cartilage injuries
- Muscle or ligament tear
- Joint or bone dislocation
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive approach for treating a broad spectrum of joint conditions with the help of cutting-edge imaging modalities and a special instrument known as an arthroscope. Arthroscopy is not only used to carry out the surgery but it also allows the doctors to examine the affected joint for proper assessment and evaluation The procedure is primarily used as an alternative to the conventional joint replacement surgery and is highly recommended owing to its additional benefits that include shorter recovery period, minimal scarring, increased accuracy & precision, shorter procedural time and alleviated pain and discomfort.
Although almost all the joints can be examined using arthroscopy, the procedure is primarily used for examining knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist joints. The surgery is carried out by making multiple small incisions to introduce the arthroscope and the special instruments inside the patient’s body. The surgeon guides the instruments with the help of the enlarged images generated by the arthroscope on a large monitor. The procedure helps to treat even those areas that could not be accessed easily by conventional surgery.
Arthroscopic surgery may be performed to address any of the following problems:
- Intra-articular disorders
- Joint damage caused by an injury or an underlying medical condition
- Rotator cuff tendon tears
- Meniscal (cartilage) tears
- Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
- Carpal tunnel syndrome
- Impingement syndrome
- Recurrent dislocations in the shoulder
- Chondromalacia (injury or wearing of the cartilage cushion)
- Persistent pain, stiffness and swelling triggered by an underlying joint problem
- Inflammation caused by pieces of loose bones and joints