How Much Does Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery Cost in India?

{Many potential patients for surgery are concern to know about Elbow Arthroscopy surgery cost In India? The estimated cost of Elbow Arthroscopy surgery In India usually starts $2500 however, it may go up to as much as $7000. it depends on the hospital charges and the fee charged by the orthopedic surgeon. This price usually does not cover the post-operational physiotherapy program. Additional costs also involve the diagnostics before the surgery and pre-operational consultations.}

What Is Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery?

Arthroscopy is a true minimally invasive surgical procedure used through orthopaedics. Elbow Arthroscopy surgery with the use of a small specialized camera to allow visualization, diagnose and treat problems inside of the joint. This “microscopic” camera is placed through a small incision, which help to the surgeon to directly observe the inside of the joint, evaluate how much damages inside the elbow joint and help verify placement of other instruments. these special instruments are also connect by the other small incision and will be used to perform the surgical procedure of choice. usually only 3 or 4 incisions are used at Elbow arthroscopy surgery In India

Common arthroscopic procedures for the elbow include: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and osteochondritis dissecans (activity-related damage to the capitellum portion of the humerus, as seen in throwers or gymnasts); removal of loose bodies (loose cartilage and bone fragments); and release of scar tissue to improve range of motion.

When Elbow Arthroscopy Is Recommended?

Your Surgeon may recommend elbow arthroscopy if you have a painful condition that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. such as rest, physical therapy, medications or injections can reduce inflammation. elbow arthroscopy surgery may relieve the painful symptoms, inflammation causes swelling, and stiffness.

 

Injury, overuse, and age-related wear and tear are responsible for most elbow problems. Elbow arthroscopy Surgery may relieve painful symptoms of many problems that damage the cartilage surfaces and other soft tissues surrounding the joint. Elbow arthroscopy may also be recommended to remove loose pieces of bone and cartilage, or release scar tissue that is blocking motion.

What are the benefits of Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery?

Elbow arthroscopy Surgery have become more common. Elbow Arthroscopy surgery is much less invasive than traditional open surgical procedures, as Elbow arthroscopy Surgery In India requires smaller incisions and results in less soft tissue disruption and trauma. Arthroscopic surgical procedures of the elbow generally leave the patient with:

  • Very Small incisions
  • Minimal soft tissue trauma
  • Fast recovery
  • Lower infection rate
  • Significantly reduced pain levels
  • Swelling and Stiffness the open Surgery.
  • Same day discharge from the Hospital

Diagnosis for Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery In India?

Your surgeon will review your medical history and perform a complete physical examination. Diagnostic studies may also be ordered such as Blood tests, X-rays, MRI or CT scan to assist in diagnosis.


Blood Tests:
A blood test are frequently drawn before any surgery. It helps to know the blood group of the patient, to examine your general health statement. to detemine if there is signs of blood injection, or to determine how your organ are working like, Heart, kidney, liver, lungs, It clarifies if the patient has rheumatoid arthritis or not.

Most Common Blood Tests Before any Surgery

  • Complete blood count (CBC)2
  • Chem 7: Blood chemistry panel
  • Kidney function test (KFT)
  • Liver function tests, (LFT)
  • PT/PTT/INR (coagulation study)
  • Arterial blood gas (ABG)
  • Pregnancy test

 

Imaging Tests:
It includes X-Ray, CT Scan, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Scan or MRI. All these tests can often help your surgeon to determine the present situation of your ebow joint. and how much has demage your elbow joint.

Based on the results of the diagnosis, your surgeon will plan accordingly for the treatment. you need surgical procedure or nosurgical treatment. nonsurgical treatment are rest, physiotherapy, medications and injections etc.
It helps surgeon to mark the point of incisions, insert the arthroscopic camera and with other surgical proceedings too. You can refer to these imaging test reports as the surgery guide.

Once the orthopaedic surgeon is satisfied with your test reports, he will finalize the day for the surgery. You may clear all your doubts if any before undergoing surgery.

Important Reminder:- [Do not eat or drink anything after midnight the night before your surgery. This includes water, hard candy, and gum.]

Before Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery

  • An admission Medicare Spots will take your information that is relative to your hospital or surgery center stay. A health care provider will discuss your medical history and you will sign a surgery consent form. This gives us permission to operate on your arm.

  • Required Pre admission laboratory testing is typically performed prior to the day of surgery. In some cases, labs may need to be performed the day of surgery.

  • You will be taken into a room where you will wait for your time in surgery. This is called the pre-operative holding room. Nurses assigned to you will ask you some of the same questions asked about your medical history and allergy from any medications to you. You will hear these questions over and over during your pathway to the operating room. This is for your safety. may be with the same name other patient having surgery.

  • You will need to change into a hospital gown. you have to remove all the jewellery and other things. If you have hair on your arm in the area of surgery, your arm will be shaved with an electric hair clipper in this location.

  • The operating room will send for you about 30-45 minutes before your surgery. Although we make every attempt to run on schedule, for various reasons the operating room can be delayed. Your nurse will notify you if the operating room is on time or delayed. You may have 1-2 family members accompany you to this area. Your surgeon will see you in this area and write his initials on the extremity that being operated on.

  • If you are having a regional or a general anesthetic and if you have not met your anesthesiologist prior to this time, you will meet him/her here. The Anesthesiologist will be able to answer any questions regarding the type of anesthesia you will be having for your surgery. If you are having a regional anesthetic (your entire arm will be completely numbed with an injection of numbing medicine, commonly placed near your collar bone) the anesthesiologist may perform this now.

Important reminder :- Do not eat or drink anything the morning of your surgery. This includes water, hard candy, and gum. If you were instructed to take any medications, take them with a sip of water.

What Happened during Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery?

What Happened during Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery In India
  • One of the nurses from your operating room will speak to you and will transport you to the operating room. You will see a lot of equipment and other team members when you enter the operating room. Do not be alarmed. All the staff is there to make sure that you have a positive experience.

  • You will be asked to move from your stretcher to another bed, called the operating room table. This room may be slightly chilly feeling and the nurse will provide you with a warm blanket.

  • A blood pressure cuff will be placed on your arm. An EKG pad (used to monitor the heart during surgery will be placed on your back and an oxygen monitor will be placed on your finger. A safety strap will be placed across your legs above your knees. All of this is for your safety.

  • Either your nurse or anesthesiologist will start an IV in your hand if it has not already been done. Your anesthesiologist will give you fluids and medications through this IV that will cause you to drift off to sleep. Sometimes these medications will sting a little in your arm, but will go away quickly.
    While you are asleep, your anesthesiologist will place a breathing tube that supplies the appropriate oxygen and gasses to keep you asleep during surgery.

  • Your surgeon will start the procedure with the help of an arthroscope, a small soft flexible tube with a light and video camera at the end, is inserted into a joint to evaluate and treat a variety of conditions.

  • Usually 3-4 small incisions are made to insert the arthroscope and small surgical instruments into the joint. To see the clarity of the elbow structures through the arthroscope, your surgeon will fill the elbow joint with a sterile liquid.
  • The liquid flows through the arthroscope to maintain clarity and to restrict any bleeding. The camera attached to the arthroscope displays the internal structures of the elbow on the monitor and helps your surgeon to evaluate the joint and direct the surgical instruments to fix the problem.

  • At the end of the procedure, the surgical incisions are closed by sutures, and a soft sterile dressing is applied. Your surgeon will place a cast or a splint to restrict the movement of the elbow.

  • When your surgery is complete, your anesthesiologist will wake you up. You will be moved from the operating room table to another bed and taken to the recovery room.

After Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery in India?

  • When you wake up in the recovery room, you may be cold. This is normal. Warm blankets will be provided for your comfort.

  • Your arm will be bandaged and commonly with a splint or half cast secured with an ace bandage on your arm. Ice packs may be provided to help decrease post-operative pain and swelling. If you are experiencing pain, notify your nurse and pain medication will be administered to control the discomfort.

  • None of your family members will be allowed to visit you in the recovery room. When you are alert, you will be taken to the second stage recovery area.

  • In the second stage recovery area, your family will be able to see you. Once you are feeling well and are able to tolerate drinking liquids you will get dressed back into your clothes and be discharged to home from this location. Most patients will be discharged home after elbow arthroscopy surgery on the same day of procedure.

  • If you are being admitted to the hospital for observation, you will be transported to your hospital room from this location.

What are the Risk And complications after Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery In India?

Elbow arthroscopy Surgery is generally safe and frequently surgical procedure. However, as with any surgery, there are some risks, but they are usually minor and treatable.

Potential problems with elbow arthroscopy include:

  • Injection in the Elbow
  • Nerve damage
  • Excessive bleeding in the Elbow
  • Incomplete relief of symptoms,
  • Stiffness in the Elbow
  • Neuroma (a painful growth of nerve tissue)
  • Complex regional pain syndrome.

However, you can avoid such complications if you follow the necessary instructions during the recovery period. They are:

  • Do not lift heavy weight until your surgeon allows you to do.
  • Do only light exercises in your daily schedule.
  • Take proper rest.
  • Provide proper support to your hand.
  • Keep your surgical site clean and hygienic.
  • Do not forget to rub the ice at the point of treatment to avoid inflammation.
  • Consider changing your bandages on time.

 

Fact:- Most of the orthopaedic surgeons in India have a 100% success record in performing orthopaedic surgeries which makes India the first choice for patients across the world for their treatment. India ranks second in serving the maximum number of orthopaedic patients successfully every year. 

While You Recover at Home after Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery?

While You Recover at home after Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery In india
  1. Although recovery from Elbow arthroscopy surgery is often faster than recovery from open surgery, it may still take weeks completely from Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery In India
  2. You will need to keep your incision dry when taking however. Do this for about 2 weeks after surgery.If you have a splint or half cast (hardshell) leave it dry. No need to do dressing changes until your first followup visit at 2 weeks post-operation.
  3. After Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery you feel some pain and discomfort for 1-2 weeks. the pain and discomfort depends on what surgery are performed may be it take several weeks before your pain subsides. your surgeon will usually prescribe  pain medicine to be taken regularly for the first we days after Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery In India. In addition, other medicines such as stool softeners or anti-inflammatory medicines may be prescribed.
  4. An ice bag should be applied to your elbow for at least 20 minutes 3-4 times a day for the first 3-4 days. this will reduce the risk of swelling and help to relieve pain. do not touch to your skin of elbow it may harmful to your skin. use towel with the ice bag.
  5. You will keep your splint, sling, dressing on until otherwise instructed.
  6. Do not begin any Elbow exercises until instructed. you should fully open and close your fingers to prevent finger stiffness and to reduce hand swelling. fully opening and closing your fingers is recommended to prevent stiffness.
  7. Dressing care will depend on the type of surgery performed and the preferences of your doctor. In most cases, the operative dressing and/or splint is removed 2 to 3 days after surgery. During this time, your dressing must be left intact and kept dry. In some instances, you may be instructed to keep the dressing in place until your first postoperative clinic visit with your doctor.

Frequently asked questions Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery In India?

Will I need assistance at home?

Yes. You may need assistance with dressing, bathing, putting on and taking off your sling or brace and possibly with meal preparation. Putting on and taking off a water proof bandage protector to shower is difficult without help.

Will I need physical therapy?

Yes. The majority of your therapy can performed at your home with a detailed home exercise program taught to you by a physical therapist, occupational therapists or hand therapist. Therapy is an essential part of the healing process from your surgery. It helps to ensure that you will have a successful surgery. 

Is swelling and pain normal?

Yes. It is normal to experience some swelling and pain after your surgery. Applying ice will decrease the amount of pain and swelling you may have. Taking your pain medicine as directed should control the pain. It is recommended to take the prescribed pain medicine as soon as you start to feel uncomfortable rather than waiting for the pain to become unbearable. This is called staying ahead of your post surgical pain rather than reacting to it. The pain after surgery should decrease each day after surgery. Depending on the surgery performed, most patients are off narcotic pain medication by a maximum of 7-21 days after surgery.

How long and often should I apply ice?

An ice bag should be applied to your hand for 20 minutes 4- 8 times a day. More frequent applications with ice bags should be performed in the first 72 hours after surgery. Make sure the ice bag is well sealed to avoid getting your cast wet with melted ice.

Should I be alarmed from the amount of fluid that is staining the dressing?

If an elbow arthroscopy was performed, a large amount of fluid is used during the procedure. With this surgery, it is very common to have pink or red tinged fluid drain into the bandage

Return to Work after Elbow Arthroscopy Surgery?

When you are able to return to work depends on:

  • the kind of job you have and its physical demands
  • how much pain & swelling you have after your injury
  • how your recovery is progressing
  • if you are able to modify your job or work from home

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