What is Ankle Arthroscopy?
Ankle Arthroscopy is a procedure that uses a small surgical camera and surgical tools to treat chronic pain or loss of function in the ankle due to damaged cartilage, ligaments or bone spurs. Bone spurs or damage to the cartilage or ligaments can be the result of previous injuries (such as repeated ankle sprains) or arthritis and can limit day to day mobility.
The Board Certified Foot and Ankle Surgeons at OSS Health are experts in Ankle Arthroscopy procedures and have helped thousands of patients return to an active and healthy lifestyle following this procedure.
How is Ankle Arthroscopy Performed at OSS Health?
At OSS Health, an Ankle Arthroscopy is performed as an outpatient procedure so you are able to return home the same day as your procedure.
During the procedure the following steps are performed:
- Incision. Several small incisions are made in the area of the ankle.
- Joint exploration. Small surgical tools and a surgical camera are inserted into the ankle joint.
The ankle is explored and damaged cartilage or bone spurs are trimmed or removed.
- Ligament repair. If there is damage to the ligaments the ligament may be repaired with sutures and/or small anchors during the procedure
The incision is then closed with small sutures or bandages. Total surgical time is usually less than 1 hour and you are able to return home shortly after the procedure.