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Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine


At HCG Hospitals, our Arthroscopy and Sports Medicine Department is committed to assisting athletes recover optimally and rapidly from injuries. We treat an array of conditions including knee, shoulder, ankle, ligament, muscle, meniscus, wrist, and back injuries. Additionally, we provide care for specific ailments like runner’s knee, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, swimmer’s shoulder, rotator cuff tendonitis, stress fractures, and plantar fasciitis.

  • Arthroscopic surgery
  • Post-arthroscopic surgery rehabilitation
  • Sports specific rehabilitation
  • Manual techniques and tapping
  • Electric modalities
  • Fitness improvement
  • Performance enhancement


  • Arthroscopy suite
  • Rehabilitation centre
  • Diagnostic imaging facilities
  • Sports medicine clinic
  • Sports rehabilitation
  • Concussion management facility
  • Sports nutrition counselling
  • Sports psychology consultation

Our Expert Doctors


What is arthroscopy, and how does it differ from other surgical procedures?

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique that uses a small camera to visualise and treat joint problems. Unlike open surgery, arthroscopy involves smaller incisions, reduced tissue damage, faster recovery, and less scarring.

How can arthroscopy help diagnose and treat sports-related injuries or joint conditions?

 Arthroscopy allows doctors to examine and repair damaged joint tissues, such as ligaments, cartilage, and tendons. It aids in accurate diagnosis, minimises joint trauma, and facilitates targeted treatments like removing loose bodies, repairing tears, or performing joint reconstructions.

What should I expect during an arthroscopy procedure?

During arthroscopy, you will receive anaesthesia to ensure your comfort. The surgeon will make small incisions, insert a thin camera called an arthroscope, and view the joint on a monitor. Additional instruments may be used to repair or remove damaged tissues as necessary.

Will I be awake or under anaesthesia during the arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is typically performed under anaesthesia. Depending on the complexity of the procedure, you may receive local anaesthesia to numb the joint area or general anaesthesia to be completely asleep throughout the surgery. The choice will be based on your specific needs and the surgeon’s recommendation.

What are the risks and potential complications associated with arthroscopy?

Although rare, potential risks include infection, bleeding, blood clots, nerve or blood vessel damage, stiffness, or allergic reactions. It’s important to discuss your medical history, allergies, and any concerns with your surgeon before the procedure to minimise risks.

How long is the recovery period after arthroscopy, and what can I do to promote healing?

Recovery time varies depending on the extent of the procedure and individual factors. Generally, it may take a few weeks to several months for full recovery. Following post-operative instructions, engaging in rehabilitation exercises, managing pain, and attending physical therapy sessions can aid in healing and optimise recovery.

Will I need physical therapy or rehabilitation after the procedure, and if so, for how long?

Physical therapy and rehabilitation are often recommended after arthroscopy to restore joint function, improve strength, and regain mobility. The duration and intensity of therapy will depend on the specific procedure, individual progress, and the recommendation of your surgeon or physical therapist.

Are there any restrictions on activities or sports participation after arthroscopy?

 Initially, you will have restrictions on activities that stress the joint. Your surgeon will provide specific guidelines based on your procedure and progress. Generally, you will gradually reintroduce activities and sports, guided by your surgeon or physical therapist, as your joint strength and function improve.

.How long do the effects of arthroscopy typically last? Will I need additional treatments in the future?

 The long-term effects of arthroscopy depend on various factors, such as the nature of the joint problem, your overall health, and adherence to rehabilitation. In some cases, arthroscopy provides lasting relief, while others may require additional treatments or future interventions based on individual circumstances and disease progression.

What qualifications and experience should I look for when choosing an arthroscopy and sports medicine specialist?

When selecting a specialist, consider their qualifications, such as board certification, training in arthroscopy, and experience with sports-related injuries. Look for a surgeon who specialises in orthopedic sports medicine, has a good track record, and is affiliated with reputable medical institutions to ensure high-quality care.

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