Ankle arthroscopy is also known as minimally invasive ankle surgery or keyhole surgery.
Ankle arthroscopy involves using very small incisions to allow access into the ankle joint. Each incision is less than 1cm and usually two incisions are required. The inside of the ankle joint can then be inspected using a small camera with operations carried out on the joint using small, specially designed instruments. The benefit of this type of surgery is that scaring is minimal and recovery pain is usually milder compared to open surgery.
Ankle Arthroscopy may not be suitable for certain types of ankle surgery. Your consultant will discuss this with you at your appointment as each case may differ depending on your diagnosis.
Generally arthroscopy is suitable for:
- Ankle Arthritis
- Fooballers Ankle (Anterior Ankle Impingement)
- Unstable Ankle
- Lateral Ligament Reconstruction
- Ankle pain following fracture
- Loose bodies within the ankle
- Osteochondral defects of the talus
- Diseases of the synovium
- Undiagnosed ankle pain
Our expert consultants will be able to give you advice on your various treatment options at your appointment.