In the previous blogs, we’ve got information about arthroscopy, how it is diagnosed and why it is necessary. Now let’s discuss life after arthroscopy. Including the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip and waist, these are six joints that are most frequently examined with the arthroscope. But we can use this instrument for all types of joints. Orthopaedic surgeons develop new techniques, as engineers make advances in electronic technology. So that other joints may be treated more frequently in the future.
Recovery after Arthroscopy
The small wounds take several days to heal. The adhesive strips can be applied to cover the small healing incision and operative dressing can usually be removed the morning after surgery.
It takes several weeks for the joint to maximally recover, though the puncture wounds are small and pain in the joint that underwent arthroscopy is minimal. A specific activity and rehabilitation program may be suggested to speed up the recovery. Also, it helps to protect future joint function.
It is usual for patients to go back to work or resume daily activities within a few days. Athletes and others who are in good physical condition may in some cases return to their athletic activities within a few weeks.
The doctor has recommended Arthroscopy to determine the cause of the knee pain and possibly to correct it. As a patient won’t require overnight nursing care after the arthroscopy, a same-day surgical facility or an outpatient unit at the local hospital is the ideal environment for the doctor to perform this procedure.
These facilities provide quality care without the inconvenience and expenses of an overnight stay. Following arthroscopy, a patient will recover comfortably in his/her own home, in the company of family and friends.
This is the general information about life after arthroscopy. We recommend you to take your doctor’s advice for proper guidance. We hope this information adds value to your knowledge. Watch out this space for more such information. Greetings for SYS Medtech International PVT. LTD.