Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive (key hole) surgical procedure that allows your surgeon to examine and treat problems within your ankle joint using a specialised instrument called an arthroscope. The arthroscope is a thin, flexible tube with a camera attached to the end, which transmits images to a monitor, enabling your surgeon to see inside your ankle joint without making large incisions.
Ankle arthroscopy is performed for both diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. It helps your doctor diagnose the cause of ankle pain, swelling, or instability by providing a clear view of the structures within the joint. It can also be used to treat various ankle conditions, including
Although ankle arthroscopy is considered safe, complications may occur in rare cases and no surgery is without a small degree of risk. Complications include:
The specific risks of your individual procedure will be discussed with you before the surgery.