What is Ankle Arthroscopy?
This is a minimal invasive surgical procedure performed to diagnose and treat problems in the ankle joint.
Basically, the doctor will make a very small incision and insert the Arthroscope, a tiny camera, into your ankle enabling them to view the inside of the joint on the screen. The surgeons will then investigate the issue with the ankle and correct it, if necessary, using small instruments within the arthroscope.
Arthroscopic ankle surgery helps in diagnosing and treating several ankle problems with minimal risk. The recovery time and the prognosis will depend on the extent of the ankle injury and the complexity of the procedure.
When is it needed?
The doctors might recommend this when you have ankle pain. The doctor might have already diagnosed your condition or he might need the arthroscopy to diagnose, confirm the pain source and treat it.
The injuries that can be diagnosed and treated by arthroscopy are: