Center for arthroscopy and sports surgery • Atlas General Hospital

Center for arthroscopy and sports surgery

Center for arthroscopy and sports surgery

 

Arthroscopy is the latest, minimally invasive diagnostic method which is used for performing minor interventions.

Centar za artroskopiju sportsku hirurgiju
Center for arthroscopy and sports surgery

This method is based on inserting a small camera into the joint  in order to get an inside view.

At the same time, the joint structure can be corrected if necessary.

This procedure is carried out under block or total anesthesia  and it is very comfortable for patients, while a surgeon gets necessary information and a real picture of patients’ condition.

Arthroscopy is also widely used in sports traumatology.

How is the procedure carried out?

Team of orthopedic surgeons in our hospital perform the most modern arthroscopic operations of joint injuries as well as various degenerative joint diseases and other structures.

All these operations are carried out under general or local anesthesia.

 

The following arthroscopies can successfully be carried out in the Atlas hospital:

-knee

-shoulder

-wrist and ankle joint

-hip

-spine column (discus hernia)

In arthroscopy we use small surgical instruments which are inserted into the joint through one or more additional incisions.

The advantage of arthroscopic surgery compared to classical approach is that it is less invasive and causes less damage to connective tissue, provides better view of the inner joint and the recovery period is shorter which is specially important for sportsmen.

On arthroscopic  examination an orthopedic surgeon inserts a small camera (arthroscope) into the knee joint. The camera displays pictures on a video monitor and a surgeon uses these images to guide miniature surgical instruments.

Arthroscopy enables surgeon to assess clearly the condition of joint cartilage, ligaments, capsule and other joint structures and to decide about further treatment.

 

Center for arthroscopy and sports surgery

 

 

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