Arthroscopy is an orthopedic technique, i.e. a minimally invasive surgical method used to perform various operations on the joints and ligaments. It is one of the most common surgical procedures in orthopedics.
These procedures are performed in such a way that an optical instrument – an arthroscope – is introduced into the knee through an incision of only one centimeter. Using this instrument, it is possible to monitor the entire procedure on the monitor. Specially designed orthopedic instruments are introduced through other minimal incisions, which are used to perform the surgery itself.
Thus, in contrast to the classic operative procedure, which involves large incisions in the operative area, damage and trauma to the surrounding tissue, this type of procedure enables a much faster and better recovery. This type of recovery is possible because post-operative complications such as excessive bleeding, infections, wounds and excessive scars are reduced to a minimum. Also, considering the minimal traumatization of the surrounding healthy tissue, hospitalization is not necessary.
“Using the most modern techniques in orthopedic surgery, we provide our patients with extremely fast recovery and return to daily activities with the least possible surgical trauma and with almost invisible scars and reduced post-operative pain”, emphasizes prim. Mladen Miškulin, MD, PhD.
For a quick return to sports and life activities, it is important to start physical therapy immediately after surgery, which will reduce swelling and pain, restore muscle strength, and ensure joint mobility and stability. Full recovery is expected in ten days, and return to sports activities after a few weeks, depending on the type of injury.