Arthroscopy & Sports Injuries Department

Arthroscopy & Sports Injuries

Sancheti Hospital has been active in Sports Medicine since last 25 years. Dr. K. H. Sancheti established the first Sports Medicine Association of Pune in 1980.
Dr. Parag Sancheti, who is a sports medicine & arthroscopy specialist, has also taken a keen initiative to facilitate sports medicine services to athletes not only locally in Pune, but also for national elite athletes.



The term arthroscopy means to look into a joint (Arthro means joint and scopy means to look). It is a keyhole incision surgery. Until recently surgery on the inside of any joint meant making a large incision and opening the joint to do even the most minor procedure. Few years ago introduction of optical and fiber optic equipment in orthopaedics began changing that and today it is possible to do many surgeries through arthroscopy.

The Arthroscopy

Sancheti has state of the art Arthroscopy system. All the procedures are recorded and actual photographs are taken during the surgery and are given to the patient. The Arthroscopy procedures are backed up by good rehabilitation which ensures speedy recovery of the patient


A: Acute injuries occur suddenly when playing or exercising.

Signs of acute injury include

  • Sudden, Severe Pain
  • Swelling
  • Not being able to place weight on a leg, knee, ankle or foot.

Chronic injuries (also termed as overuse injuries) happen after you play a sport or exercise for a long time. Signs of chronic injuries include
  • Pain when you play
  • Pain when you exercise
  • Pull aching pain
  • Swelling
In addition to this, sportsmen may suffer from acute on overuse injuries also which are difficult to diagnose & need specialized medical attention & treatment.

Sports Injuries

Sports Injuries

Sports injuries are injuries that happen when playing sports or exercising. Some are from accidents as well. One can get injured when one is not in proper condition, i.e. not warming up or stretching enough before you play or exercise.

Most common

Sports injuries

  • Ligament Sprains (Ankle, Knee)

  • Muscles Strain (Tears or swelling)

  • Tendon Injuries & Inflammations

  • Skin & Bone injuries (Lacerations, contusions, fractures)

  • Joint injuries (Dislocations & ligament tears)

  • Face Injuries


A: Using the arthroscope for joint replacement surgery usually involves making small incisions into the joint and then connected to T.V monitor to visualize internal structures of knee. Through the keyhole incision, arthroscope is introduced which in turn is connected to T.V. monitor which enables us to visualize the internal structures of the knee.