Shoulder arthroscopy is commonly used to diagnose and treat shoulder pain. It’s a type of keyhole surgery, which involves using a tiny camera to look inside your shoulder joint and repair any damage. It’s performed through small cuts in your skin.
Knee arthroscopy is a type of keyhole surgery to look inside your knee joint to find out more about problems, such as inflammation or an injury.You can also have treatment during a knee arthroscopy, for example, your surgeon may repair or remove any damaged tissue and cartilage. Your surgeon can also take small tissue samples (biopsies), which can help to diagnose problems such as infection.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure which uses a thin telescope with a light source (an arthroscope) to look inside joints. As well as being able to look inside, the surgeon can use an arthroscope to perform ‘keyhole’ surgery.Arthroscopy can also be used for other joints, including the shoulder, hip, elbow, wrist and ankle joints, and even for hand or foot problems.
Regenerative medicine based on stem-cell technology can possibly treat irreversibly dysfunctional tissues or organs that medicine cannot treat currently. However, the realization of regenerative medicine has faced some significant obstacles, such as cell preparation methods, product standardization, and the costs of manufacturing.
Joint replacement surgery is removing a damaged joint and putting in a new one. A joint is where two or more bones come together, like the knee, hip, and shoulder. The surgery is usually done by a doctor called an orthopaedic (or-tho-PEE-dik) surgeon.
Sports medicine is itself a field that has cross-disciplinary dimensions and includes specific fields of sports traumatology, cardiology, endocrinology, accident and emergency medicine, physiology, biochemistry and biomechanics. Whilst each of these fields serves a specific domain, they all provide important contributions to the overall care of athletes.