Arthroscopy information and locations in Mexico

An Arthroscopy consists on inserting two to four small instruments into the joint. Doctors not only use it to treat injuries, but also to visualize and diagnose problems inside the joint. This is usually a same day procedure.
A small camera is inserted into the joint that allows the surgeon to observe the ligaments and bones. Other pencil-sized instruments may also be inserted depending on the injury. The small size of the tools leads to minimal scaring on the patient and faster recovery times. This procedure can be done on the knees, shoulders, elbows, ankles, hips, and wrists. Local, regional or general anesthesia can be used.
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Lower risk of infection
Minimally invasive
Shorter hospital stays
Less post-operative pain
Procedure: 1 hr.
Hospital stay: 30 - 45 min.
Cleared to fly: 7 days
After surgery
Out of town patients’ follow-ups can be scheduled virtually after the procedure with the orthopedic surgeon. Patients are clear for flying after 7 days of the arthroscopic surgery.
Note: Follow-ups can be arranged as face-to-face or virtually. If needed, you can go to your primary care physician to remove sutures or get medication adjustments.
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Arthroscopy frequent questions

Get answers to our most frequently asked questions and what to expect after the surgery.
What can be treated with arthroscopy?
Arthroscopy is used to treat a large variety of injuries, it could help to treat torn ligaments, reconstruct the ACL on the knee, remove lose bone, rotator cuff surgery, among others.
How long will I stay at the hospital after surgery?
This is a same day procedure. Most patients are able to go home after 90 minutes or four hours from surgery.
When can I return to work?
This depends on the procedure was done. Patients can return to sedentary working environments relatively quickly. We suggest consulting our top orthopedists to better understand how much time will you need to recover.
Are arthroscopies painful?
Surgery is done under local or general anesthesia, during procedure you won’t feel any pain, however, you could experience some mild soreness after the arthroscopy is over. Doctors normally prescribe pain medication and may advise you to place some ice over the joint.

Disclaimer: This information does not reflect the medical advice from our clinics. All cases are different and this treatment may not suit you. Always refer to a medical professional with the certification and experience. All of our physicians are fully qualified to perform these procedures. For more information and diagnosis contact one of our top specialized clinics.

In all medical procedures, there are chances of complications, the specialist will provide you detailed information about the risks of the procedure, talk to the specialist directly.