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Sports Injury and Arthroscopy

This surgery is on the lines of an insertion of scope inside the body, which cures your injured
part with minimal cut and provides excellent outcome.

What is Sports Injury and Arthroscopy Surgery?


This surgery is on the lines of an insertion of scope inside the body, which cures your injured part with minimal cut and provides excellent outcome.

An orthopaedic surgeon makes a small incision in the patient’s skin and then inserts a thin instrument that contains a small lens and lighting system which illuminates the structure of the joint with light being transmitted through the optic fibers. This allows the surgeon to thoroughly navigate and investigate the problem throughout the joint. 

In the 21st century where technology has taken place in the core of everyone’s life. An arthroscopy is an intervention that has changed the whole picture of orthopaedic surgeries.

Previously, all ligamentous and soft tissue related surgeries were open surgeries. Arthroscopy is a boon for it allows doctors to perform these surgeries with minimal incision (cut) and maximal positive outcome. Such interventions equip the patients to smoothly transit back to their routine lives.

Arthroscopic surgery can successfully treat many conditions, such as torn meniscus cartilage in the knee. However, certain problems (such as arthritis) tend to have a variable success rate. The scars from the procedure are tiny and unobtrusive. See your doctor if you experience signs of infection, including:

  • Red, inflamed or weepy incision sites
  • Unusual pain in the knee
  • Calf swelling despite elevation

Benefits of Arthroscopy

  • Small incision
  • Minimal soft tissue trauma
  • Less postoperative pain
  • Faster healing time
  • Lower infection rate
  • Faster recovery

Why should you choose VIROC Hospital?

VIROC hospital, Vadodara, Gujarat is the centre working continuously with the motto of providing their patients with best of technologies and surgical skills since the last 11 years. With the introduction of the Robotic Natural Knee Replacement surgery we are giving society the world’s most progressive knee replacement technology.

We are the only centre in Vadodara offering the most advanced and sophisticated surgical technique for knee replacement which preserves bone, ligament & muscle known as Natural Knee Replacement. This technique is developed after meticulous research and upgradation of knowledge by our expert surgeons. This technique is internationally approved and has resulted in extraordinary outcomes with great levels of patient satisfaction.

What is meant by sports injury?

Sports injury means any injury to the musculoskeletal system that is the bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles of the body that happens due to sporting activities. At the same time, such injuries that happen due to daily activities are also dealt in the same way as sports injuries and can be classified in the same. These include the sprain or injury to the ligaments, tearing of the tendons or muscles or injury to the joint.

How are sports injuries treated?

Subtle injuries like low grade sprains or contusions or bruises are usually treated with rest, ice, compression and elevation along with anti-inflammatory medications, moderate or severe injuries like high grade sprains or rupture of the ligament or tendon or muscle or fractures or injury to the joints are usually treated under supervision of sports physicians by specialized methods with or without need for invasive procedures and surgeries.

How do you prevent sport injuries?

Sport injuries can be avoided or prevented by following a good regimen of stretching and strengthening of the muscles and the joints of the body prior to the sporting event. This requires a sports rehabilitation and training under supervision of the athletic trainer and coaches. Player should also wear appropriate safety gears for the game. They are also provided with strategies to prevent injuries by their athletic trainer or coaches. Appropriate level of health and nutrition is required to avoid and prevent sport injuries.

What are the most common injuries in children?

Children have more resilience to injuries and usually have milder form of injuries. Fractures are relatively uncommon in younger population. They may suffer from sprain of the ligament or strain of the muscles or tendon. Children are at high risk of injuries due to their growth plate and may have growth plate injuries or injuries specific to kids like osteochondritis dissecans.

What is a soft tissue injury?

Soft tissue injury contrary to bony injury includes injury to the muscles, tendons or ligaments. They can be graded from mild to severe. Most of the time the soft tissue injuries can be treated by conservative means. Occasionally they may require surgical treatment for high grade injuries.

What are the different types of sport injuries?

Sports injury can involve injury to the muscles, ligaments, tendons, bones or joints. These may be graded from mild to severe according to the amount of involvement. Subtle sport injuries can be treated under supervision of the athletic trainer and with over-the-counter medications along with physical modalities. Severe form of injuries may require medical attention and supervision of a sports physician.

What is an overuse injury in sport?

Overuse injuries are injuries caused due to over utilization of a specific joint or extremity beyond the limit of a specific person at their level of sport. These injuries are usually vgue and do not have specific structural involvement. These injuries are usually treated with rest and limitation of activity as well as modification of involvement in sports. If not relieved further investigations including imaging like MRI may be needed to found the cause of pain.

How do you treat a ligament injury?

A ligament injury, if partial, is usually treated with RICE protocol (rest, ice, elevation, and compression) along with anti-inflammatory medication. If the ligament is near complete or complete, then the patient may need repair or reconstructive surgery for the ligament to regain stability of the joint.

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