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Dr. Aditya Sai
MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)
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Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon
Dr. Aditya Sai
MS, DNB (Orthopaedics)
Dr. Aditya Sai is a consultant in Orthopaedics specializing in Shoulder Surgery, Knee and Hip arthroscopy & Joint preservation Dr. Aditya has been trained in the best of the institutes in India as well as globally, with his MBBS from the Madras Medical College and MS in Orthopedics from Seth GS Medical College & KEM hospital, both amongst the top institutes in the country. He has undergone training in Hip arthroscopy and Joint preservation from the USA.
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Dr. Aditya Sai is a renowned surgical orthopedic doctor practising in Mumbai. He has 15+ years of experience, with 10+ years of specialization in Shoulder Surgery, Knee & Hip Arthroscopy And Joint Preservation.
Types Of Treatments Offered By Dr. Aditya Sai
Dr. Aditya specializes in problems of shoulder, hip and knee. These are the following types of treatments that the doctor provides.
What is Arthroscopic Surgery?
Arthroscopic surgery is a keyhole or minimally invasive type of surgical procedure performed to view, diagnose, and treat the problems inside a joint.
The procedure involves the insertion of an arthroscope, which is a narrow tube attached to a fiber-optic video camera, through a small incision made by the surgeon in the joint region. The view inside the joint is transmitted to a video monitor via the camera at the end of the arthroscope.
The procedure allows the surgeon to see inside the joint without making a large incision. Certain types of joint damage can also be repaired using surgical instruments which are as thin as a pencil and are inserted through the additional small incisions made by the surgeon.
What is Joint Arthroscopy?
Joint arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure performed to diagnose and treat the conditions affecting the joints of the body.
Joint arthroscopy is most commonly used in the knee joint. However, it can also be used in other joints like the shoulder, hip, wrist, ankle, and elbow joints.
Joint arthroscopy may be used to treat joint conditions like loose fragments of bone, torn ligaments, damaged cartilage, torn cartilage, inflammation of joint linings, and scarring within the joints.
Arthroscopy can also be used to perform a biopsy or to perform a corrective surgery, like the repair or reconstruction of torn ligaments, and smoothening of rough bone surfaces. Joint arthroscopy may eliminate the need of undergoing open surgery.
Advantages of Arthroscopic Surgery
Arthroscopy surgery has several benefits over traditional open surgery, which may include:
- Smaller incisions: The insertion of an arthroscope only requires a tiny incision compared to an open surgery, which requires larger incisions. Therefore, the loss of blood will be less and the recovery will be quicker in an arthroscopic surgery.
- Outpatient procedure: Most patients can go home a couple of hours after the surgery.
- Quick healing time: Being a minimally invasive type of surgery, arthroscopic surgery has a quick healing time.
- Less trauma: Arthroscopic surgery causes minimal trauma to the surrounding healthy tissue compared to open surgery.
- Reduced scarring: Arthroscopic surgery is performed using tiny incisions and therefore, minimizes the scar tissue formation after surgery.
- Decreased risk of infection: Since there is very little internal tissue exposed, the risk of developing infection is greatly reduced in arthroscopic surgery.
- Lesser postoperative pain: The postoperative pain following an arthroscopic surgery is much less than open surgery.
- Less blood loss: There is less loss of blood in an arthroscopic surgery compared to open surgery.
Possible Types of Arthroscopy
Depending on the location of the body where the arthroscopy is being performed, arthroscopy can be classified into the following different types:
- Knee arthroscopy: This procedure is performed to view the area around the knee joints and is used for the diagnosis and treatment of conditions like knee arthritis, cartilage injuries, ligament repair and reconstruction, and meniscus tears.
- Shoulder arthroscopy: This procedure is performed to diagnose and treat different shoulder diseases like rotator cuff repair, shoulder instability, impingement syndrome, joint inflammation, and repetitive dislocations of the shoulder joint.
- Elbow arthroscopy: This type of arthroscopy helps in treating bone or cartilage instability, stress injuries, tendon damage, joint inflammation, and soft tissue damage around the elbow joint.
- Ankle arthroscopy: This procedure is used to treat all the tissues in and around the ankle region, like the damaged ligaments, bones, cartilage, and tendons of the ankle.
- Hip arthroscopy: This type of arthroscopy is used to view inside the hip joint without cutting the ligaments and muscles extensively. This procedure is usually recommended to treat the acetabulum (a cavity like a socket in the pelvic cavity) and femur (thigh bone) impingement and any other conditions associated with the hip joint.
- Wrist arthroscopy: This procedure is performed to view, diagnose, and treat problems associated with the wrist joint, like wrist bone fracture, wrist osteoarthritis, ligament tear, and stress injury.
- Spine arthroscopy: This procedure helps in treating spinal injury, degenerative disc disease, and spinal instability.
How Long Does Recovery Take Post-Arthroscopy Surgery?
The recovery time following arthroscopy surgery may vary in different individuals based on factors like the age of the patient, the joint involved, the general health of the patient, and the type of procedure being performed.
Most patients can go home on the same day after arthroscopy surgery. However, complete recovery may take from one week to several months, depending on the above-mentioned factors.
The recovery timeline post-arthroscopy surgery is as follows:
- It is normal to have some pain, swelling, and stiffness in the operated joint for the first few days after surgery. It is important to take adequate rest during this time.
- Pain-relieving medications may be recommended to reduce the pain after surgery, an ice-pack application can help in reducing the swelling, and the patient is advised to use crutches or other assistive devices for walking.
- Light exercises like stretching and walking, and desk jobs can usually be resumed after one week of surgery. A joint cap or brace if recommended by the doctor, should be worn as advised.
- The doctor generally recommends an increase in physical activity and physiotherapy sessions two weeks after surgery. However, strenuous activities should be avoided.
- Most patients can resume their normal activities after four weeks of surgery. Physiotherapy sessions need to continue to ensure proper healing and prevention of any complications.
Arthroscopy Surgery Process in Mumbai
The arthroscopy surgery procedure involves preparatory steps, the actual procedure, and the post-operative steps following the surgery.
Diagnostic Tests and Preparation for Arthroscopy Surgery
The following diagnostic tests are recommended by the doctor before the surgery:
- Physical and medical examination: The doctor will check the affected joint’s mobility and function, and also inquire about the patient’s medical history.
- Blood tests and urinalysis: These are routine tests performed to check for the presence of any medical conditions or infections that the patient may have.
- X-rays: X-rays will be used to assess the condition of the joint and its surrounding bones.
- Imaging tests: Imaging tests such as CT scans, ultrasounds, and MRI scans may be recommended to obtain clear images of the affected joint.
The following preparatory steps are recommended by the doctor before the procedure:
- The doctor will be noting down all the medications and supplements that the patient may be currently taking.
- The patient needs to inform the doctor if he or she has any known allergies.
- The patient is instructed to stop taking blood-thinning medications and anti-inflammatory medications a few days before the surgery.
- The patient will have to stop smoking at least two weeks before arthroscopy surgery.
- The patient is instructed to fast, that is, not eat or drink anything eight hours before the surgery.
Arthroscopy Surgery Procedure
The following steps are involved in arthroscopy surgery:
- Arthroscopy surgery may be performed under general anesthesia (which involves putting the patient to sleep before the procedure), local anesthesia (which involves numbing the treatment joint area), or spinal anesthesia (which involves numbing the waist downwards area).
- The surgeon first makes two or three tiny incisions in the joint area.
- An arthroscope along with other tiny surgical instruments are inserted through the incisions created by the surgeon.
- The camera present at the end of the arthroscope allows to send the images of the joint region to a monitor screen.
- The images can help the surgeon view the joints, cartilage, tendons, and ligaments, and diagnose or treat any problems associated with the joint.
- Once the procedure is complete, the arthroscope and other instruments will be removed from the incisions.
- The surgeon then closes these incisions with sutures and a bandage.
- Arthroscopy surgery usually takes about one to one-and-a-half hours to complete.
Post-Operative Recovery after Arthroscopy Surgery
- Most patients are allowed to go home on the same day or the next day after arthroscopy surgery.
- The patient needs to take sufficient rest during the recovery period.
- It is normal to have some pain and swelling for a few days after the surgery. Pain-relieving medications and ice-pack applications can help in providing relief from pain and swelling.
- The patient is instructed to avoid putting any weight or pressure on the treated area during the recovery period.
- Physiotherapy sessions are recommended to increase the mobility and function of the operated joint.
- The patient may need to use crutches or other assisted walking devices if operated on the hip, knee, or ankle joints.
- Normal activities can be resumed within a couple of days after surgery. However, strenuous physical activities and sports should be avoided for two to three months after surgery.
Qualities of a Top Arthroscopy Surgeon
Arthroscopy surgery is performed by an orthopedic surgeon. It is important to look for certain qualities in an arthroscopy surgeon before opting to undergo surgery under him or her. These qualities include:
- Good experience and expertise: It is important to choose an arthroscopy surgeon who has years of experience and expertise to deal with the type of joint problem the patient has. The surgeon needs to have the appropriate training, certifications, and qualifications to perform the recommended joint surgery.
- Good bedside manners: The surgeon chosen needs to have a caring and sensitive attitude towards his or her patients. The surgeon needs to be professional, as well as compassionate towards his or her patients.
- Flexible approach: The surgeon chosen should be flexible in his or her treatment approach towards a patient based on the patient’s individual needs.
- Leadership quality: The orthopedic surgeon usually occupies a senior position in the medical team and should have good leadership skills to manage other healthcare professionals for better treatment outcomes.
- Up to date with latest technologies: The surgeon, however experienced he or she may be, needs to be willing to learn and implement new techniques and technologies for better treatment for their patients.
- Realistic approach: A good orthopedic surgeon will never mislead a patient and tell the patient all the possible treatment options depending on their condition, and whether or not a complex surgery is possible in their case or not.
Arthroscopy Cost in Mumbai
The cost of arthroscopy in Mumbai generally ranges from INR 30,000 to INR 2,00,000. However, this cost varies depending on several factors. The different factors that affect the arthroscopy cost in Mumbai include the following:
- Type of joint affected: Arthroscopy surgery can be performed on the knee, shoulder, hip, ankle, wrist, or elbow joint. The cost will vary depending on the joint on which the surgeon is operating.
- Severity of injury: The cost of arthroscopy surgery will be more in case of a severe injury that may need extensive treatment.
- Experience of the surgeon: An experienced surgeon will have higher consultation and treatment charges compared to an inexperienced surgeon, however, an experienced surgeon usually has better treatment outcomes and higher success rates.
- Age, gender, and health of the patient: The age, gender, and health of the patient are important factors in determining the type of treatment chosen, the treatment outcome, and the possibility of complications after surgery due to pre-existing medical conditions. These factors may affect the overall cost of arthroscopy surgery.
- Diagnostic tests needed: Certain diagnostic and imaging tests may be recommended before surgery for an accurate diagnosis and treatment plan for a patient. The cost of these tests will be added to the total cost of arthroscopy.
- Hospital chosen: The cost of arthroscopy will be more in a multi-specialty hospital in a good locality compared to a government hospital located in an average locality.
- Duration of hospital stay: The more the patient needs to stay in the hospital after surgery, the more will be the overall cost of arthroscopy.
- Cost of anesthesia: The cost of the anesthesia used and the fees of the anesthesiologist, who will administer the anesthesia to the patient, will be added to the total cost of arthroscopy in Mumbai.
- Cost of medicines: The cost of the medications recommended before and after arthroscopy surgery is added to the total cost of arthroscopy in Mumbai.
- Cost of follow-up appointments: The patient needs to have follow-up appointments with the surgeon to ensure a smooth and quick recovery. This cost is added to the total cost of treatment.
- Cost of physiotherapy: Physiotherapy sessions are recommended after surgery to restore the motility and function of the operated joint. The cost of physiotherapy sessions will add to the total cost of arthroscopy.
- Insurance coverage: The patient needs to check with his or her insurance policy company if arthroscopy surgery is included or not, and how much of the procedure cost is covered under insurance, as this will determine how much the patient will need to pay towards the cost of surgery.
How to Choose the Best Arthroscopy Surgeon in Mumbai?
Choosing the right arthroscopy surgeon for the treatment of joint conditions is important to ensure successful treatment outcomes and quick recovery. The following factors should be considered to choose the best arthroscopy surgeon in Mumbai:
- Ask for referrals: Ask your family physician, family, and friends for recommendations.
- Read the patient reviews and testimonials: You can check online for reviews and testimonials of patients who have undergone a similar procedure before under the surgeon you have chosen for your treatment to get a fair idea of what type of treatment experience to expect.
- Book a consultation appointment: Go for a consultation appointment with your chosen orthopedic surgeon and get all your queries regarding the procedure answered before you decide to undergo surgery under that doctor. Having good communication with your doctor regarding your treatment options and expectations is extremely important before the procedure.
- Search for the surgeon’s credentials: Check if the surgeon chosen is board certified and does not have any history of malpractice claims.
- Consider the experience of the surgeon: Choosing an experienced surgeon increases the chances of better treatment outcomes and reduces the chances of developing complications.
- Research about the hospital or clinic: The surgeon may be affiliated with a particular hospital or clinic where you will undergo the procedure. Make sure that the hospital or clinic where you will be undergoing treatment is well-equipped and has good healthcare facilities.
- Insurance coverage: Choosing an orthopedic surgeon and hospital/clinic that accepts insurance facilities is extremely important for a patient.
Dr. Aditya Sai is considered to be one of the best orthopedic surgeons in Mumbai, who can provide you with arthroscopy surgery with excellent results and a speedy recovery.
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