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Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy, a minimally invasive surgical technique, offers numerous benefits compared to traditional open procedures, making it an effective treatment option for various ankle disorders. Here’s a closer look at some of the ailments treated with ankle arthroscopy:

Osteochondral defect of talus bone: Ankle arthroscopy allows for precise diagnosis and treatment of osteochondral defects, where cartilage and underlying bone are damaged.

Anterior Ankle Impingement: This condition, characterized by pain and limited range of motion in the front of the ankle joint, can be effectively addressed through ankle arthroscopy to remove bony overgrowths or scar tissue causing impingement.

Posterior Ankle Impingement: Ankle arthroscopy is also valuable in treating posterior ankle impingement, where soft tissue or bony structures impinge on the back of the ankle joint, leading to pain and limited movement.

Synovitis: Inflammation of the synovial lining of the ankle joint can be relieved through ankle arthroscopy, allowing for visualization and removal of inflamed tissue.

Loose Bodies: Ankle arthroscopy enables the removal of loose bodies or fragments within the joint, which can cause pain, swelling, and mechanical symptoms.

Infection: In cases of ankle joint infection, ankle arthroscopy can facilitate thorough irrigation and debridement of infected tissue, promoting healing and preventing further complications.

Arthritis: Ankle arthroscopy may be utilized in the management of ankle arthritis, offering options such as debridement of degenerative tissue or joint lavage to alleviate symptoms.

Arthrofibrosis: Scar tissue formation within the ankle joint, leading to stiffness and limited mobility, can be addressed through ankle arthroscopy to release adhesions and improve joint function.

Cases of unexplained ankle pain: Ankle arthroscopy can be valuable in cases of undiagnosed ankle pain, allowing for direct visualization and assessment of intra-articular structures to identify and address the underlying cause.

Overall, ankle arthroscopy offers a less invasive alternative to traditional open procedures, with reduced postoperative pain, faster recovery times, and minimal scarring, while effectively treating a wide range of ankle disorders.

Orthopedic & Joint Replacement Surgeon

Dr. Manu Gautam

MBBS Dortho, DNB ortho (T)

  • Life Member, IFAAS & Ankle Society.
  • Life Member, UPOA.
  • Life Member, IDA.
  • Indian Orthopedic Association.