LECTURES AND LIVE ARTHROSCOPIC SURGERY
Dr. Paul Sethi was one of the distinguished surgeons who joined an international faculty at the 4th Ganga Operative Arthroscopy Course (GOAC) 2019, at Ganga Hospital in Coimbatore, India. The educational event ran from March 22 – 24 and drew more than 500 surgeons from across India. Dr. Sethi delivered lectures on shoulder and knee arthroscopy and performed surgeries that were simultaneously broadcast live to three packed lecture halls.
WHAT IS ARTHROSCOPY?
Arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive procedure that allows orthopedic surgeons to look inside a damaged joint for diagnosis and treatment. During the procedure, the surgeon will make a small incision and insert an arthroscope. It is a tiny television camera and fiber optic light that magnify the structures inside the joint. The camera projects an image of the joint on a screen, which allows the surgeon to assess the damage and type of surgery, if any, is needed. If a surgical repair is determined, the surgeon will use special small tools to correct the injury. In some cases, this may involve cutting or shaving bone, for instance, or anchoring torn tissue to the bone.
Depending on the severity of the condition and treatment required, the surgery can be done in a hospital or at an ambulatory surgical facility.