What is ankle arthroscopy, and how is it performed??
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Ankle arthroscopy is a type of ankle surgery that uses a small surgical camera and surgical tools through tiny incisions. This minimally invasive surgical procedure is used to treat chronic ankle pain or loss of function in the ankle due to damaged cartilage, ligaments, or bone spurs.
This damage can be the result of previous injuries (such as repeated ankle sprains or an ankle fracture) or arthritis and can limit day-to-day mobility.
Arthroscopic surgery can have a quicker recovery time, less scarring, and fewer complications than traditional open surgery.
Ankle arthroscopy is an effective, minimally invasive surgery that can treat a wide range of ankle disorders, including the following:
You may be a good candidate for ankle arthroscopy if you have ankle pain or any other unexplained ankle symptoms that haven’t responded to non-surgical treatments.
At OrthoNeuro, ankle arthroscopy is performed as an outpatient procedure, so you are able to return home the same day as your procedure.
The procedure goes as follows:
Arthroscopic surgery has many benefits over open ankle surgery. Because the procedure is minimally invasive, using only small incisions, you will benefit in the following ways:
Patients undergoing ankle arthroscopy may be exposed to the following risks:
Recovery time from ankle arthroscopy will depend on the reason for your surgery and how quickly you regain your strength, stability, and range of motion. Recovery will usually take a few months.
During the early stages of recovery, you may need to use a splint or crutches to assist with walking. A program of physical therapy may also help you to get your ankle back to its former strength and mobility.
You should be able to return to playing sports within a few months after surgery if your recovery goes well.
If you have been considering an ankle arthroscopy, schedule an appointment with one of our board-certified specialists at OrthoNeuro today! We have multiple locations throughout Columbus, OH for your convenience.
Our surgeons can also perform ankle fusion if needed. Give us a call today and allow yourself to get mobile as soon as possible!
Medically reviewed by Jeffrey E. Gittins, D.O.
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