Arthroscopy is a minimal-invasive surgical intervention
Arthroscopy is a minimal-invasive surgical intervention. During the procedure, a video camera and special instruments inserted into the joint through small incisions allows visualizing and removal of lesions of intra-articular structures like meniscus, ligaments, cartilage, articular labrum and capsule, fixing ruptured tendons, withdrawing free bone-cartilage bodies. Most frequently, this technique is used for shoulder, elbow, hip, knee, and ankle joint disorders. This surgical intervention is carried out with narcosis or spinal anesthesia. In some cases, immobilization of the joint and limitation of loading over the limb could be required after the surgery. As a rule, patients withstand the arthroscopy well and do not need complex or durable rehabilitation.
Damaged medial meniscus of a knee
Ruptured m.supraspinatus of a right shoulder
Surgical operation: the arthroscopic suture of the right shoulder’s m.supraspinatus fixed with an anchor