Pune, 30th January 2023: Shoulder injuries can severely impact daily activities and overall quality of life. A myriad of ailments, including tendinitis, rotator cuff tears, and dislocations, contribute to these debilitating injuries. Trauma, overuse, sports-related activities, and age-related degradation are key factors behind shoulder injuries, affecting people of all ages, from teens to the elderly, due to diverse lifestyle choices and underlying medical conditions.
Addressing these shoulder injuries, arthroscopic surgery has emerged as a leading treatment option. Also known as keyhole surgery, this minimally invasive procedure proves highly beneficial in treating various disorders, encompassing both sports injuries and age-related shoulder issues.
Dr. Vinay Gautam, Consultant Orthopedics at Manipal Hospital, Kharadi, explains, “Arthroscopic surgery has shown remarkable success in treating shoulder injuries. This technology not only ensures precise diagnosis but also facilitates targeted and effective therapy, minimizing tissue damage and expediting healing. Arthroscopic surgery caters to a broad spectrum of injuries, distinguishing between sports-related concerns and common shoulder problems. Examples like ACL ligament reconstruction for knee injuries, shoulder dislocation, and rotator cuff reconstruction for shoulder pain highlight the versatility and efficacy of arthroscopic procedures.”
Recent statistics from the Journal of Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine indicate an increasing trend in arthroscopic knee and shoulder treatments. Age plays a crucial role in determining the nature of knee and shoulder issues, encompassing sports injuries like ACL tears and dislocated shoulders, as well as age-related conditions such as shoulder discomfort and rotator cuff tears. While joint replacement surgeries remain common, the scarcity of skilled arthroscopic surgeons for knee and shoulder procedures is notable.