Indications for arthroscopy

Indications for arthroscopy
 One of the methods of examination and treatment of joints is arthroscopy. It can be described as endoscopic surgery necessary for the diagnosis of disease and therapeutic manipulation. The main advantage of arthroscopy is that it can be done with minimal damage to tissue. Due to optical instruments made possible even microscopic effects. This procedure can be distinguished general and specific indications.

Common indications for arthroscopy
In some cases, the cause of the disease can be joint with the help of clinical and paraclinical methods. But if this is not possible, it is recommended to do arthroscopy. Without this it is impossible to accurately determine the location of surgical intervention and recommend treatment.

This method is effective in the case where the patient has complaints after treatment or surgery. Also arthroscopy is performed during treatment of complex diseases in order to determine the effectiveness of treatment.

Special indications for arthroscopy
There are diseases and conditions in which arthroscopy is mandatory. A classic case - meniscus damage. The only way a doctor can find out the exact location of the damage and determine the best method of treatment.

If damaged ligaments without arthroscopy is also not necessary. Doctor needs to know exactly the state to select a treatment regimen and to determine the need for surgical intervention.

Arthroscopy is also recommended for injuries and diseases of the synovium, cartilage, fat body, with deforming arthrosis and rheumatoid arthritis. This method allows the doctor to get a complete picture of the disease, to specify the amount of required surgical intervention, to choose the most appropriate treatment. Experience shows that treatment after arthroscopy is more efficient, the probability of relapse decreases chronic condition progresses slowly.

Contraindications for arthroscopy
Arthroscopy is very effective, but in some cases it is impossible to carry out. Contraindications are the impossibility of anesthesia, infectious diseases, exacerbation of rheumatoid arthritis, adhesions, joint contracture, fibrous ankylosis, and when the amplitude of motion of the joint flexion less than sixty degrees.

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