Injuries can never be foreseen. Knee injuries and pain in or around the knee are the most common conditions for people irrespective of their age. The pain can be due to unexpected blows or due to a contact sport. Several conditions and reasons can cause knee pain. Some of the most common causes of knee pain are as follows.
- ACL Injury
- Knee Fracture
- Torn Meniscus
- Knee Bursitis
- Patellar Tendinitis
ACL is one of the four important ligaments that connect the thigh bone and the shin bone. It is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament. Strain and stretch to the ligament due to an accident can cause the ligament to tear.
Knee Fractures can happen when there are unexpected blows to the knee. The severity varies according to the level of breakage. Immediate attention has to be given to fractures as they cripple the movement of the body.
The meniscus is a soft tissue in between the thigh and shin bones. The tissue acts as a cushion between the bones to prevent friction. Pressure and stress can tear the Meniscus. It can be identified by stiffness and visible swelling around the knee joint.
Bursae are tiny sacs around the knee joint that contains fluids to ensure smooth movement of the knees. Some injuries can damage the Bursae which may cause the ruptures that finally result in the release of the fluid.
Patellar Tendons are thick tissues in the knee that connect the quadriceps present in front of the thigh bone and the shin bone. This condition occurs mostly in athletes who jump as part of their respective sport. It can be identified by swelling and irritation around the quadriceps area.
Most of these conditions can be treated with a special procedure called Arthroscopy.
What is Arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that is not hugely invasive. In traditional surgical methods, the entire knee is opened using surgical instruments and then the condition is operated upon. The scars created by open surgery are larger than Arthroscopy. The recovery times are also faster with Arthroscopy. Arthroscopy is also used to diagnose the type of condition with a very minimal invasion.
During this surgical procedure, an instrument called Arthroscope is used. A small incision is made outside the affected area and the Arthroscope is inserted. It is a very tiny device with a camera attached at one end. Another incision is made to insert the surgical instruments to fix the damaged area. The visual aid the arthroscope provides helps the surgeon to a great extent in treating the damaged tissue.
Dr. Biren Nadkarni is the best Arthroscopic surgeon in Delhi. He has many years of experience in treating torn meniscus or ACL Reconstruction using Arthroscopy.
Arthroscopy is also effective with hip injuries, shoulder and wrist injuries, spinal injuries, and most of the other musculoskeletal joints. We can say with conviction that Arthroscopy is the most effective surgical procedure for knee injuries. Contact this best knee surgeon in Delhi to get the best treatment possible. He is equipped with the latest technology that helps patients to recover as fast as possible.