What is Knee Arthroscopy?

Knee Arthroscopy is a simple procedure that treats problems in the Knee Joint. However, What can be done post the surgery?

Knee arthroscopy is a surgical technique that can diagnose and treat problems in the knee joint. During the procedure, your surgeon will make a very small incision and insert a tiny camera into your knee called an arthroscope. This allows them to view the inside of the joint on a screen. 

When would I need Knee Arthroscopy? 

Your doctor may recommend that you undergo a knee arthroscopy if you’re experiencing knee pain. Your doctor might have already diagnosed the condition causing your pain, or they may suggest arthroscopy to help find a diagnosis. In either case, an arthroscopy is a useful way for doctors to confirm the source of knee pain and treat the problem. 

Arthroscopic surgery can diagnose and treat knee injuries, including: 

  • torn anterior or posterior cruciate ligaments 
  • torn meniscus (the cartilage between the bones in the knee) 
  • patella that’s out of position 
  • pieces of torn cartilage that are loose in the joint 
  • removal of a Baker’s cyst 
  • fractures in the knee bones 
  • swollen synovium (the lining in the joint) 

What Is Recovery Like After a Knee Arthroscopy? 

This surgery isn’t very invasive. For most people, the procedure takes less than an hour depending on the specific procedure. You will likely go home on the same day for recovery.

Your doctor will recommend a physical therapist to see until you’re able to use your knee normally. The exercises are necessary to help restore your full range of motion and to strengthen your muscles. With the proper care, your outlook after having this procedure is excellent. 

What you can expect at ABTP for Post-operative rehabilitation? 

Pain management: 

Care therapy 

The bio-stimulation created deep in the tissues produces important antalgic, anti-inflammatory and above all tissue repair effects, so as to speed up the time for a complete functional recovery of the patient. 
The effectiveness of Care Therapy is due to the difference in treatment compared to other therapies in which energy is transferred to the patient from the outside. During this energy is stimulated directly from the inside of the muscle tissue, thus favouring a quick recovery. 

Restore ROM and Strength: 

ISOMOVE is the machinery for physiotherapy and rehabilitation, to evaluate and simultaneously increase the strength and endurance of knee muscle groups. It helps to establish a personalized and effective rehabilitation path with the following: 

Continuous Passive Movement: It is utilized to move a joint without the patient having to exert any effort to decrease stiffness. It is highly recommended after the post-operative in knee during early stages of rehabilitation. Additionally, that bends the joint back and forth to a set number of degrees. The amount of movement of the CPM can be adjusted. 

Isometric: It is the type of exercise in which the joint angle and muscle length do not change during contraction 

Isotonic: It is the type of exercise in which the tension remains the same, whilst the muscle’s length changes and that involve eccentric and concentric movements. 

 For evidence based knee postoperative rehabilitation for you and your close ones! Visit an ABTP Centre near you! 

Lumbar Disc Prolapse

Lumbar disc prolapse is a displacement of disc material (nucleus pulposus or annulus fibrosis) beyond the intervertebral disc space.  

In India we have numerous activities which involve bending and twisting of the spine. The religious postures, floor sitting for eating food, squatting in an Indian toilet and cleaning the floors are some among them. 

Risk factors for disc herniation include smoking, weight-bearing sports (e.g. weight lifting, hammer throw), and certain work activities, such as repeated lifting. Driving a motor vehicle has been suggested to be a risk factor for disc herniation. 

How do you know if you have a slipped disc? 

  • Low back pain travelling down one or both leg sometimes into your feet. 
  • Pain feels like electric shock or pins and needles sometimes accompanied by tingling and numbness in leg or feet. 
  • Twisting, bending, lifting, prolonged sitting and standing will increase pain. 
  • Back, hip, knee and leg muscle weakness. 
  • Foot drop and bowel bladder disturbance. 

We, at Abhinav Bindra Targeting Performance (ABTP) do a complete biomechanical assessment of your body which gives us complete information about the body mechanics and the root cause behind the pain. We then prepare a customised training program pertaining to you specifically, and guide you on how to go about eradicating this back pain for good. At ABTP, we do not believe in treating the symptom, we believe in treating the cause.  

Exercises that can be done at home: 

Bridging:  

Lie flat on back; bend knees at 90-degree angle, feet flat on the floor. Raise buttocks off floor, keeping abs tight. Tighten buttocks. Shoulder to knees should be in straight line. Hold for a count of five. Slowly lower buttocks to floor. Repeat five times. 

Straight Leg Raise:  

Lie flat on back. Bend left knee at 90-degree angle, keeping foot flat on floor. Tighten abs. Keep the right leg straight and slowly lift right foot to the height of the left knee. Hold for a count of 3. Do 10 repetitions. Switch sides and repeat. 

Prone on Elbow Extension:  

Lie flat on stomach. Place your elbow perpendicular to Shoulder width. Slowly rise up your trunk up to hip level. Hold for a count of 5 to 10. Do 10 repetitions. 

Piriformis stretch:  

Lie flat on back. Eg: If you’re going to stretch on right side, bend knee and hip up to 90° and rotate the heel towards left side. Then push the knee towards left side chest and feel the stretch for 20 to 30 seconds. Do 3 repetitions