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Sarang-Plus Hospital Introduction  Medical Check-up
Joint Center
Joint Surgery Clinic
Arthroendoscopy Clinic
Surgeries are conducted through monitoring of the joints.
Arthroendoscopy Clinic
Definition
On the basis of extensive experience accumulated for the past 15 years (over 4,000 cases) and a variety of operation methods, Sarang Plus hospital offers a direction best suited to a patient’s condition after accurate diagnosis through the latest MRI and ultrasound.
In addition, Sarang Plus hospital is equipped with top-notch treatment systems managed under doctors and team members specializing in rehabilitation of patients after surgery.
The surgery does not include making an incision to the affected parts, rather inserting a monitoring device into a small hole sizing less than 1cm for effective treatment.
Advantages
ㆍAccurate diagnosis (15-year experience in clinical tests and the latest MRI)
ㆍDoctors specializing in rehabilitation (surgery)
ㆍIntegrated medical treatment (balance of the body)
Arthroendoscopy Clinic
Curative value
Knee
ㆍDegenerative arthritis (stage 1-stage 3)
*Stage 3 arthritis requires a 6 month-long rehabilitation process after surgery and accurate prior examination before
  surgery.
ㆍRheumatismus/Arthritis
The surgery aims to relieve pain and edema through removal of tumid synovial sheath.
ㆍLateral meniscal rupture, ligament/cartilage injury after work out
Meniscus plays a significant role in serving as a buffer in the knee, but it is vulnerable to work out or minor pain from a fall without visible external injury.
The best efforts should be made to preserve its original function when an incident occurs, but in case the initial damage is too severe to remove large parts of meniscus, chances of secondary arthritis increases and patients suffer from pains in the knee.
In a bid to prevent the early and advanced stages of arthritis which can easily occur after large parts of meniscus are removed, meniscus replacement surgery is considered a viable option.
ㆍFold syndrome
Fold is a smooth and thin layer inside the knee formulated in the fetus stage. In normal cases, it becomes degenerated when the fetus is 4-6 months old and disappears around the time when it is born. Fold syndrome refers to a symptom in which the fold becomes stiff due to a temporary or continuous stimulation.
Reasons
- Due to incidents
Direct injury from car crash, motorcycle accident and bruise or excessive work out
- For people with diabetes, cardiac insufficiency and smokers
The diseases are largely attributable to oxygen deficiency in the body, and as a result, the fold gets swollen.
Symptoms
Representative symptoms include knee pain and creaks. Pains accompany as the hardened fold stimulates a cartilage when the knee is bended and straightened.
In addition, every move accompanies creaks. Aside from that, if the symptoms of a swollen, stiff knee or pain when you straighten the knee persist, you can suspect fold syndrome. If the pains get worse, chondromalacia can occur due to damages caused by erosion of a cartilage. Extra caution is required.
Diagnosis
It is not an easy task to detect fold syndrome. Detection of fold syndrome can be made through MRI (X-ray and CAT scan ARE NOT DESIRABLE), but arthroscopy is by far the most accurate way to discover it.
Arthroscopy is a method to observe the affected area by inserting an endoscope into a 3-4 mm hole around the knee joint. (2004 Knee Joint Evaluation report by Health Insurance Review & Assessment Service)
Treatment
- If the symptom is not severe, corrective treatment for walking is firstly carried out.
- If the symptom persists after corrective treatment or damage to a cartilage and “locked symptoms”
  are detected in the initial stage, endoscopic removal surgery is required.
- If a thorough rehabilitation process is not followed for over 4 weeks after surgery, edema and pain
  can be prolonged.
Shoulder joint
Rotator cuff tear, frozen shoulder, habitual dislocation, cartilage injury inside the shoulder and removal of foreign matters, collision syndrome, ligament injury
Elbow, wrist, ankle
In case of spraining ankles and continuous pain, removal of foreign matters, rheumarthritis (removal of synovectomy), cartilage damage
1580,Yangjae-daero, Gangdong-gu, Seoul, Korea    TEL: +82-2-1661-9991