Sports Medicine – Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to examine and repair damage to the ankle joint. A surgical tool called an arthroscope is inserted into the joint through a small incision. An arthroscope is a soft fiberoptic tube with a light and lenses on the end. After the arthroscopy, you may have some pain and swelling for a few days. The arthroscope allows the physician to view the inside of the damaged joint so that they can repair the injury without having to completely expose the joint. Typically, patients who have this type of surgery can have it performed as an outpatient procedure to avoid a hospital stay.