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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.


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    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.

    Who Is The Best Arthroscopic Surgeon In Mumbai?

    Renowned for his unparalleled expertise and skill, Dr. Aditya Sai, from the Shoulder and Knee Clinic, is widely acknowledged as the best arthroscopic surgeon in Mumbai. Below are additional factors that further emphasize Dr. Aditya as the premier surgeon in the field:

    • Extensive Experience: Dr. Aditya Sai has over 15 years of extensive experience in orthopedic surgery, making him adept at handling a wide range of arthroscopic procedures with precision and expertise. 
    • Vast Patient Base: Dr. Aditya Sai has treated more than 15,000 patients during his career, giving him a deep understanding of different orthopedic issues and patient needs. 
    • Proficiency in Procedures: Dr. Aditya Sai has performed over 3000 procedures and is exceptionally skilled in arthroscopic surgery, particularly shoulder, knee, and hip arthroscopy.
    • Specialization in Joint Surgeries: Dr. Aditya Sai specializes in shoulder, knee, and hip arthroscopy and offers tailored treatment options for various joint-related conditions. 
    • Top-tier Education: Dr. Aditya Sai has completed his MBBS from Madras Medical College and his MS in Orthopedics from Seth GS Medical College & KEM Hospital, both highly respected institutions known for their challenging academic courses. 
    • Global Training: Dr. Aditya Sai received special training in hip arthroscopy and techniques to preserve joints. His international experiences, especially in the USA, helped him in improving his field skills.

    Advantages of Arthroscopy Over Conventional Surgery 

    • Minimally invasive: Arthroscopy involves small incisions, resulting in less tissue damage. Hence, recovery is faster than that of traditional open surgery.
    • Reduced risk of infection: The smaller incisions in arthroscopy decrease the risk of infection compared to larger incisions in conventional surgery.
    • Quicker recovery time: Patients undergoing arthroscopic procedures typically require shorter hospital stays and a faster return to normal activities.
    • Enhanced visualization: Arthroscopic cameras provide surgeons with a detailed view of the joint, allowing for more precise diagnosis and treatment.
    • Less post-operative pain: The minimal tissue trauma associated with arthroscopy leads to less post-operative pain and discomfort for patients.
    • Lower complication rates: Arthroscopic procedures generally have lower rates of complications, such as blood loss and nerve damage, compared to traditional open surgery.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Arthroscopy is a diagnostic and treatment technique for joint disorders. Via a small incision about the size of a buttonhole, the surgeon inserts a narrow tube connected to a fibre-optic video camera. A high-definition video monitor displays the vision inside your joint. Arthroscopy is a procedure that helps the surgeon to see through the joint without having to make a big incision. Using pencil-thin surgical instruments implanted by additional small incisions, surgeons can also fix certain forms of joint damage during arthroscopy.

    Doctors use arthroscopy to identify and treat a variety of joint problems, the most common of which are:

    • Knee
    • Shoulder
    • Elbow
    • Ankle
    • Hip
    • Wrist

    If you are looking for an arthroscopy specialist in Mumbai, you can consult with Dr Aditya Sai, who is widely recognised as one of the best arthroscopic doctors in Mumbai.

    Arthroscopic surgery is performed in a hospital or the outpatient surgery room. That means you'll be able to return home the same day. The type of anaesthesia you'll get is determined by the joint and the issue that your surgeon suspects. It may be general anaesthesia (in which case you'll be unconscious during surgery) or spinal anaesthesia (in which case the doctor will inject it into your spine). They may also numb the area where the surgery is being performed.

    Your doctor will make a small cut (incision) the size of a buttonhole to insert special pencil-thin instruments. They'll use an arthroscope, which includes a camera lens and a flash. It gives them access to the inside of the joint. The doctor will fill the joint with sterile fluid to enlarge it to make it easier to see the camera projecting a picture of the joint onto a screen.

    With over 15 years of experience and a focus on shoulder, knee, and hip arthroscopy, Dr. Aditya Sai is widely recognized as a top orthopedic specialist in the region.

    While arthroscopy is typically safe, it can sometimes carry some risks, such as infection, bleeding, blood clots, nerve or blood vessel injury, etc. With Dr. Aditya Sai's expertise, the likelihood of risks related to arthroscopy is less.

    It can be both a relief and a source of anxiety to decide when it's time to see an arthroscopic doctor. Your primary care physician has most likely recommended that you see an arthroscopy specialist. How can you locate the best arthroscopy professional for your needs?

    Here are some essential considerations:-

    Get Referrals

    To begin with, request a referral list from your primary care physician. Asking family, colleagues, and other healthcare professionals for advice is also a good idea. Take the time to thoroughly review the qualifications and expertise of the doctors. When you narrow down the list, contact each arthroscopy surgeon to set up a consultation appointment to visit and interview them.

    Research the Arthroscopy Surgeon' Credentials

    When selecting an arthroscopy surgeon, board certification is a significant consideration to keep in mind. A doctor's certification indicates that they have received the requisite preparation, expertise, and experience to perform arthroscopy procedures. Also, make sure the arthroscopy surgeon hasn't had any malpractice lawsuits or disciplinary proceedings in the past. The website includes information about the arthroscopy surgeon's medical school, training hospital, certifications, and malpractice and disciplinary background.

    Consider the Arthroscopy Surgeon's Experience

    The more experience a doctor has in advanced medical or surgical treatment for complicated arthroscopy conditions, the better your outcomes are likely to be. Inquire about the number of patients the arthroscopy surgeon has treated for your particular disorder. When you know you need to have a specific procedure, find out how many doctors have done and the complication rates. Check both the complications the doctor has seen and your chance of overcoming the complications.

    Research Hospital Quality

    The hospital where your doctor works is your hospital. As a result, think of the level of treatment provided by the hospital or ambulatory surgery centre where the arthroscopy surgeon treats patients. You care about hospital quality because the best hospitals have fewer complications and higher survival rates. Check if the location of the hospital is convenient for you. Following an arthroscopy operation, you may need regular follow-up and recovery visits, which may necessitate a suitable venue.

    Evaluate Communication style

    Choose an arthroscopy surgeon with whom you feel at ease and who can provide you with the details you need. Ask a question to the arthroscopy surgeon when you first meet them and observe how they react. Are they willing to answer your queries and in a way that you can understand? Did you feel hurried or engaged during your first visit? Find an arthroscopy doctor who takes the time to get to know you, takes your care preferences into account and respects your choice process.

    Read Patient Reviews

    Reviewing what patients have to say about a doctor will give you an idea of how they practise medicine and run their medical practice. In most patient feedback, people are asked about their appointment scheduling, wait times, office setting, and friendliness. You will find out how much patients trust the doctor, how much time they spend with them, and how well they react to questions.

    If you or your loved ones reside in Mumbai and are looking for the best arthroscopic surgeon in Mumbai, you can consult or refer to Dr Aditya sai, an arthroscopic specialist with several years of experience.

    Following surgery, you can experience joint pain. Your doctor can prescribe pain medicine. To avoid blood clots, they can also prescribe aspirin or any other medications. You may need crutches, a splint, or a sling to help you heal.

    When compared to open surgery, arthroscopic surgery results typically in less joint pain and stiffness. In most cases, recovery requires less time. The arthroscopic tools puncture your body and leave tiny puncture wounds. The surgical bandages may be removed the next day after surgery and replaced with small strips to cover the incisions. Within a week or two, the doctor will cut the non-dissolvable stitches.

    While the wound heals, you'll want to keep it as dry as possible. Showering with a plastic bag over the affected area is advised. Before you get home, the doctor will inform you what activities you should stop or activities that can cause harm. Within a few days of surgery, you should be able to return to performing specific daily activities.

    It usually takes several weeks for a joint to fully heal. It might take months to get back to normal. Rehabilitation or targeted workouts will help you recover more quickly. Which ones are safe to do will be determined by your doctor.

    You can book an online appointment for arthroscopic surgery with Dr. Aditya Sai through the Shoulder and Knee Clinic’s website or by contacting our clinic directly via phone or email.

    In general, patients can restart light activities within a few days to a week and return to normal activities within a few weeks to a few months.

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