All the joints of a leg have their significance and play an essential role in the body movement. Same applies to the ankle.
Ankle Disorders due to any injury, accident or ligament can be found in anyone irrespective of their age. However, it is most prevalent in the age group above 45 years due to arthritis.
Over a decade ago, treatment of ankle diseases and disorders were painful, and it required considerable recovery time. But, with the continuous researches and treatment advances; the present scenario is entirely different.
Ankle treatment is now highly successful and doesn't involve any failure. This advanced method of treatment is referred to as Ankle Arthroscopy.
Every patient suffering from any health disorder prefers to visit India for treatment due to availability of best surgeons, top hospitals, specialised centres, advanced technology and above all, the effective cost of treatment.
The price of Ankle Arthroscopy in India starts at USD 7,000, which is one-fourth the cost of treatment in the developed countries of the world, like the US. The price of medicine in the US is a minimum of 30,000 dollars.
Only the cost of treatment in India is affordable, but if you talk about the services they are best-in-class. India ranks amongst the top countries in performing the maximum number of orthopaedic surgeries successfully.
Ankle Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure that involves the use of small surgical equipment and a fibre optic camera to operate around the ankle joint. This surgery is suitable for all age groups as it involves the least risks in comparison to traditional methods of open operations that include massive cuts and at the same time, enormous complexities. Also, the ankle arthroscopy is not that painful, and it is possible for a patient to recover at the earliest.
All the patients suffering from following ankle disorders are eligible for Ankle Arthroscopy. Bone damage Ligament damage Debris due to wear and tear of cartilage or as a result of a bone chip Severe ankle sprain Fracture Acute pain due to arthritis.
The orthopaedists begin with tests and diagnosis. Once he approves the patient, after the analysis of reports, the medical team starts with the preparation of the surgery. On the day of the surgery, the patient must not eat or drink for 6 hours before the procedure. Use the blood thinning agents like aspirin as guided by the surgeon, for a few days before the surgery. Once the patient reaches the OT, the surgeon will give him local or general anaesthesia; depending upon the nature of the surgery and suitability of the patient. Then, the team cleans and sterilises the entire leg. Now, the orthopaedists, make small incisions for the insertion of portals and tubes around the targeted area. Several incisions depend on the area under treatment. In the next step, the surgeon accomplishes the procedure; necessary to fix the damage. He then removes the surgical instruments and cameras and finally, stitch up the incisions. After the surgery, the surgeon will add crutches in some patients, to bear the weight of the body, while for others, he may place an immobiliser. The immobiliser is essential for patients undergoing remodelling of the ankle. It will fasten the healing by avoiding the patient to make unnecessary ankle movements in the early surgical period. The doctors may fix the mobilizer for any duration between two to six weeks, depending on the condition of the patient. If it was a more straightforward treatment, the orthopaedists might use air splint on your ankle.
To recover from the ankle arthroscopy, the patient may have to stay in the hospital for two to three days after the surgery. Here the medical team will observe the response of the patient towards the treatment. The doctor may recommend some painkillers to subside the surgical pain. Make sure you take the complete dosage on time. A patient is supposed to maintain the hygiene of the affected area even after discharge from the hospital until complete recovery. Keep the ankle elevated and use ice on your ankle to minimise inflammation. Follow the instructions of the surgeon in the recovery period to avoid any further complications. The recovery period may vary between 4 weeks to 4 months. It depends on the health condition of the patient and the type of surgery.
Though it does not involve any severe complications, yet some of the common difficulties after the surgery can be: As it uses the insertion of sterile instruments for the treatment, there are chances of infection Loss of blood, due to an unintentional cut in a blood vessel Nerve damage Side-effects due to the use of anaesthesia Inflammation Nausea and dizziness Blood clotting. These complications are temporary and will subside with time. However, the chances of risks are negligible if you undergo the treatment by experienced orthopaedists working in top hospitals with the availability of the latest technologies. So, if you are facing severe issues in your ankle; plan your medical tourism today. Do not worry about your appointments and medical arrangements in India. You can discuss your health issues with Denesa Health, an excellent medical tourism company in India and they will do the needful. Right from your medical visa, to providing treatments from best surgeons in top hospitals to post a medical follow-up, the team will take care of all the necessities. If you wish, Denesa Health team can help you receive online assistance by the best orthopaedists of India. He can analyse your reports and suggest you for further proceedings. Receiving treatment in India, most of the patients are enjoying their regular life without facing any hindrances.
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