July 25, 2012
-- A major breakthrough achieved in the field of orthopedics with special application and usage in the sports medicine segment, is the recent advancements in arthroscopy techniques i.e. the development of minimally invasive surgery techniques. Over the past couple of decades, the research and development in the arthroscopic procedures has proved to be the transforming milestone as it has critically reduced the healing time for the injuries.
Due to changing demographic trends and lifestyle mainly in younger population, a surge in the cases of sports injuries was seen. Arthroscopic repair is the fastest growing segment in treatment of sports related injuries. Since the technology has a major application in the cases related to sports injuries, the majority of procedures are performed to repair knee damage, most notably to the meniscus, treating sport related injuries such as anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) damage, as well as age related damage from rheumatoid arthritis. Devices like cartilage repair, rotator cuff repair, and shoulder labrum repair tend to sports related injuries.