Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure on a joint with quicker recovery than traditional surgery and allows the doctor to view and repair the joint without thru a small incision.  Small instruments are used guided by a tiny camera that transmits images onto a video screen. Ankle arthroscopy is effective for the treatment of ankle arthritis, the removal of bone spurs, osteochondral lesions (OCDs), and scar tissue. There are many advantages to arthroscopic surgery, including less pain, less scarring, less bleeding, and shorter recovery time compared to traditional surgery.

Uses for arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat a wide range of ankle conditions and relieve the chronic pain frequently associated with them. Ankle arthroscopy is often successful in treating:

• Scar tissue
• Osteochondral lesions of talus
• Bone spurs
• Arthritis

Benefits of arthroscopy

Arthroscopy offers many benefits over a traditional open surgery because of its minimally invasive nature. This procedure has reduced the trauma associated with many ankle procedures and offers patients the opportunity to get relief from their pain through a simple, outpatient procedure. Ankle arthroscopy offers patients:

• Shorter recovery times
• Less scarring
• Less bleeding
• Smaller incisions

After an arthroscopy, most patients experience less pain and discomfort than with traditional surgery.

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