Orthopaedics is derived from a Greek word, orthos means correct or straight and paidion means child. Orthopaedics focuses on injuries and diseases of your body's musculoskeletal system. This complex system includes your bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves. It allows you to move, work, and be active. There is no difference between “orthopaedics” and “orthopedics,”. Both of these terms refer to the branch of medicine dealing with the treatment of bones, joints, muscles, tendons, ligaments.
Orthopedics is a branch of medicine that focuses on the care of the skeletal system and its interconnecting parts. They treat a wide variety of musculoskeletal conditions. These conditions may be present from birth or it may occur as a result of injury or by age-related wear and tear. Orthopaedists now care for patients of all ages.
Chronic degenerative conditions
Joint pain from arthritis
Carpal tunnel syndrome
The word arthroscopy is a Greek word, arthro means joint and skopein means to look which literally means "to look within the joint." Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which doctors diagnose and treat problems inside a joint. It is a minor surgery done to the patients having inflammation in a joint, injured a joint and damaged a joint. It is mostly done on the knee, shoulder, elbow, ankle, hip, or wrist. It results in less joint pain and stiffness than open surgery. Recovery of patients takes less time.
Advantages of arthroscopy
Lower risk of infection
Able to go home the same day
Get back to normal activities more quickly
When an arthroscopy is used
Arthroscopy is done when you have problems such swelling, stiffness or any other persistent joint pain. It can be used to assess the level of joint damage from an injury such as a sports injury or from any other underlying conditions which can cause joint damage.