Ankle Arthroscopic Surgery
The ankle joint is a complex weight-bearing joint that is susceptible to damage from injuries, disease and degenerative issues. Arthritis, sports injuries, ligament sprains and other issues can cause ankle instability and pain. When conservative ankle joint orthopedic treatments are ineffective, arthroscopic surgery may be required to repair the joint. The orthopedic surgeons at DOCS Health offer advanced ankle arthroscopic surgery at our surgical center in Los Angeles.
Ankle arthroscopic surgery uses a flexible tube called an arthroscope to access the inside of the ankle. A small incision is made to insert the tube, which contains a light and fiber-optic camera at the end to view the inside of the ankle. The images from the arthroscope are sent to a digital monitor to enhance the view of the ankle components for the surgeon. This can be used as a diagnostic tool or to perform complex, yet minimally-invasive, ankle orthopedic surgeries.
Minimally-Invasive Foot Surgery
Ankle arthroscopic surgery can be performed using an arthroscope to view the ankle components and tiny incisions to access the ankle joint with small surgical instruments. Repairs to bone, cartilage, ligaments, tendons and other components can be completed without the need for larger incisions or open surgery. Some foot conditions that may be treated with arthroscopic techniques include:
- Ankle arthritis
- Ankle fractures
- Osteochondral injuries
- Ankle instability
- Ligament or tendon tears
Minimally-invasive ankle surgery reduces the risk, pain and recovery time for the patient. The small incisions heal quickly, and there is less soft tissue trauma than with open orthopedic surgery. In many cases, ankle arthroscopic surgery can be completed as an outpatient procedure at our state-of-the-art surgical center.
If you have an ankle injury or foot condition that requires surgery, contact our orthopedic experts at DOCS Health today to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic surgeons. We offer cutting-edge ankle arthroscopic surgery at our medical center in Los Angeles.