Ankle Arthroscopy

Arthroscopy is a procedure in which a small video camera attached to a fiber-optic lens is inserted into the ankle joint through one or two small incisions.  

The various disorders in which the technique is useful :

Arthroscopy can be used to treat various conditions such as ankle arthritis, ankle pain following a fracture, osteochondral defects of the talus, synovial diseases, and lateral ankle stabilization procedures.

Why ankle arthroscopy?

The alternative to ankle arthroscopy is open ankle surgery.  Arthroscopy offers the following benefits:

  • Significantly lower pain levels than an open approach

  • Most cases can be performed on an outpatient basis

  • Lower infection rates than opting for the open surgical approach

  • Earlier return to work/function/sports

  • Little scarring

  • Minimal effect if further surgery to the ankle is required

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