Most sports activities and exercise can lead to injuries due to overuse, accidents, trauma, using ill-fitting and inappropriate equipment, poor training techniques or not warming-up properly before exercising. Some of the common sports injuries include sprains and strains in the muscles, ligaments or tendons, bone fractures and joint dislocation.
When you experience an injury during exercise or a sports activity, your doctor performs a thorough evaluation to accurately diagnose the problem. The first line of treatment is conservative treatment and may include protection, rest, ice, compression and elevation (PRICE) to relieve pain and inflammation. Other treatment options include pain medications, physiotherapy, immobilization, and surgery.
Arthroscopic surgery is one of the innovative areas of orthopedic surgery that has created new options for patients with joint pain, joint injuries, and early arthritis of the joint. This minimally invasive procedure maximizes joint preservation resulting in greater range of motion and enhanced mobility of the joint.
Advantages of Arthroscopic surgery include:
Arthroscopy may not be recommended for all. A thorough examination of your individual condition and requirement of treatment are considered before suggesting arthroscopy.