Arthroscopy best option for shoulder dislocation

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Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Experts at a cadaveric workshop on arthroscopy at King George’s Medical University (KGMU) have said that if one is suffering from frequent dislocation of the shoulder joint, the patient should seek an opinion for arthroscopy which is a minimally invasive procedure to diagnose and treat joint problems.

Prof Ashish Kumar, head of sports medicine department said, “Arthroscopy is effective in many joint problems and recurrent dislocation of the shoulder joint is one.”

Dr Vivek Mahajan of the Sports Injury Centre, Safdarjung explained that in arthroscopy, a surgeon inserts a narrow tube attached to a fibre-optic video camera through a small incision- -about the size of a buttonhole. The view inside the joint is transmitted to a monitor.

The procedure also allows surgeons to repair ligaments, tendons, cartilage and bones. It takes less time and the patient can return to work from the second day itself, he added.

Dr Devendra Singh, another expert from Safdarjung, said that arthroscopy is usually recommended for the working people and sportsmen who cannot afford losing even a single day.

–IANS

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