Now, a tiny camera to examine and help fix your fractures
In a new approach to fix joint fractures, doctors at the Indian Spinal Injuries Hospital here have used an arthroscope (tiny, specially-built camera) to examine a broken ankle.This is the first time such a surgery has been done in Delhi, claim the doctors at the hospital.
“In this new technology (arthroscopy), a tiny camera is used to examine inside the broken joint. This helps the doctor understand internal damage. Usually, we simply align the bone so it sets; we do not really look at the cartilage damage, a likely complication due to the fracture. In the latest procedure, we open up the joint and send in an arthroscope to understand any other damage,” said Dr. Maninder Singh, senior consultant orthopaedic surgeon, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.