When joint pain and discomfort hinder our daily lives, it’s essential to explore the best treatment options available. One remarkable innovation in the field of orthopedics is arthroscopy. This minimally invasive surgical procedure has revolutionized the way we diagnose and treat joint problems, offering quicker recovery times and less postoperative discomfort.
What is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy serves as a surgical means for doctors to inspect and address joint issues. This minor outpatient procedure allows for same-day discharge. It’s recommended for inflammation, injuries, or chronic joint damage. The procedure is applicable to various joints, with knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, and wrist being common choices. The doctor employs an arthroscope, inserted through small incisions, to assess joint damage and perform necessary repairs.
In this blog, we will explore the realm of arthroscopy, gaining insights into its definition, the conditions it can tackle, arthroscopy implant types, its various applications, and the individuals for whom arthroscopy is recommended.
Conditions Treated with Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy is a remarkably versatile surgical procedure that finds its application across a range of joints within the human body. It serves as a valuable diagnostic and therapeutic tool, and its flexibility makes it well-suited for addressing a multitude of orthopedic conditions. Let’s explore some of the most common joints where arthroscopy proves to be a boon:
Knee: Arthroscopy can address issues like torn meniscus, ligament injuries, and cartilage damage.
Shoulder: Conditions such as rotator cuff tears, impingement, and instability can be diagnosed and treated.
Elbow: Arthroscopy is used to manage conditions like tennis elbow and osteoarthritis.
Ankle: It is employed for treating conditions like ankle impingement and ligament tears.
Hip: Arthroscopy can diagnose and manage hip labral tears and femoroacetabular impingement.
Wrist: It is used for conditions like carpal tunnel syndrome and ligament injuries.
Arthroscopy in Sports Medicine
Arthroscopy, using a small camera and specialized instruments, is a game-changer in sports medicine:
Swift, Accurate Diagnosis: Real-time, high-definition views aid rapid and precise injury diagnosis.
Minimally Invasive: Speeds recovery with minimal tissue trauma, vital for athletes returning to training.
Common Applications: Tackles joint injuries like torn ligaments, cartilage damage, and rotator cuff tears.
Enhanced Rehabilitation: Minimally invasive arthroscopy accelerates recovery, aiding strength and mobility restoration.
Arthroscopy Implants by Zealmax Ortho
In Knee Arthroscopy Implants:
- The CL Fixation System: The CL Fixation System provides a reliable solution for ligament reconstruction. The titanium plate button’s low profile allows for easier graft passage and rigid fixation on the femoral cortices. It eliminates the need for knot tying & provides ultra-strong fixation while protecting the graft.
- Made of braided sutures and is pre-tensioned
- Tested for UTS-Ultimate Tensile Strength.
- Promotes insertion site healing.
- Strong cortical fixation.
- Truly endoscopic procedure means it does not require a second incision.
- Available in titanium material.
- Available length is 12, 15, 20, 25, 30, 35, 40 (in mm).
- Interference Screw: Arthroscopic ACL knee surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which a special camera and surgical tools are inserted into the knee through tiny holes. If the ligament is partially torn it is repaired by sewing and if it’s completely detached, it is reconstructed by replacing the torn ligament with a graft, usually taken from the hamstring or patellar tendon to fix which ACL screw is required. Since our ACL screws are made of high-performance PEEK material, it guarantees durability and no risk of infection or discomfort.
- Titanium screw designed for ACL reconstruction where graft protection is required.
- Tendon-to-Bone fixation device.
- Fully threaded screw acts as a compression device to engage & compress the graft for fixation.
- Designed specifically for minimal tunnel preparation.
- Cannulated screw for ease of guide wire insertion & removal.
- Available in Titanium and PEEK material.
- Available in dia. 7, 8, 9, 10, and 11mm.
- Available length 20, 25, 30 and 35mm.
- Low Profile Cancellous Screw : Low profile head of the Cancellous Screw to minimize soft tissue irritation. It is used for continuous strength for soft tissue fixation to the bone.
- A slim profile, which makes it ideal for use in minimally invasive surgeries.
- Threaded design for stable fixation.
- Made of biocompatible titanium materials; has good strength and durability.
- The screw may have a hexagonal or a Torx head for easy insertion and removal.
- Available in 4.0 mm and 6.5 mm diameter and various lengths also.
- Spiked Washer: Spiked Washer is an implant system designed specifically for attaching soft tissue tendons to cortical bone. Its main purpose is to hold a doubled, looped Semi-T/Gracilis graft (DLSTG) onto the tibial cortex.
- The low-profile screw and washer combination is 31% to 50% smaller than competing versions.
- The low-profile cancellous screw and spiked washer set provide consistent strength for soft tissue fixation to bone.
- The unique washer design with spikes on the inferior surface provides excellent soft tissue to bone fixation.
- Made of high quality titanium.
- Available length 4.0mm and 6.5mm.
In Shoulder Arthroscopy Implants:
- 2.8mm Ligament Anchor, PEEK Knotless : A ligament anchor with a diameter of 2.8mm is now at Zealmax Ortho. This implant, known as the 2.8mm Ligament Anchor, PEEK Knotless, is a non-absorbable suture anchor made of PEEK material, which has a low coefficient of friction and is highly resistant to abrasion.
The anchor has a built-in eyelet made of the same material, which eliminates the need for knots in the suture. This technology reduces the amount of time needed for surgery and eliminates the potential for tissue irritation caused by knot stacks.
- 2.8mm Ligament Anchor, Titanium Loaded with 1 PC Fiber : The 2.8mm Ligament Anchor is a titanium orthopedic implant designed for soft tissue fixation in orthopedic procedures. It is loaded with 1 PC Fiber, a type of polyethylene material, to provide additional strength and stability to the anchor.
- Made of high-strength titanium for durability and corrosion resistance
- Designed with a low profile to minimize tissue irritation
- Self-drilling and self-tapping for ease of insertion
- Available in different lengths to accommodate various surgical techniques
- Material: Titanium
- Fiber type: 1 PC Fiber (polyethylene)
The Benefits of Arthroscopy
Minimally Invasive: Arthroscopy involves only small incisions, resulting in less scarring and reduced risk of infection.
Quicker Recovery: Patients usually recover faster compared to traditional open surgeries, allowing them to resume their daily activities sooner.
High Precision: The arthroscope provides a clear view of the joint’s interior, enabling surgeons to make accurate diagnoses and perform targeted treatments.
Reduced Pain: The minimally invasive nature of the procedure often leads to less post-operative pain.
Outpatient Procedure: In most cases, arthroscopy is performed on an outpatient basis, meaning patients can return home on the same day.
Low Complication Rates: The risk of complications is generally lower with arthroscopy compared to open surgeries.
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