Arthroscopic surgery is not to be confused with arthroplastic surgery. Arthroscopic surgery is minimal invasive surgery during which a finite diagnosis can be determined. Minor repairs and surgical interventions can be done quite easily this way.
Arthroplasty is major joint replacement surgery which can be either – partial, total replacement or revision surgery.
These procedures often qualify for the use of anti-embolist stockings, post-operative walking aids (crutches or walking frames), toilet seat raiser devices, knee braces, ankle braces, fracture casts and arm immobililising slings. These assistive devices may be used to wean or gradually implement rehabilitation. The prescription of these assistive devices is entirely up to the discretion of the surgeon and the physiotherapist