Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure performed using small arthroscopes. During the surgery, an arthroscope is inserted through a small incision of up to one centimetre. An arthroscope is an instrument with a video camera on its end.
Ankle arthroscopy is performed in case of:
- Damaged ankle cartilage;
- Posterior or anterior tightness due to bony outgrowths;
- Loose bodies;
During the surgery, an arthroscope is inserted into the ankle joint through a small incision of 0.5–1 cm. The joint is inspected using the inserted arthroscope and the lesions are found and eliminated. Based on the pathology diagnosed, treatment is applied (plastic surgery of ligaments or cartilage defects, removal of loose bodies, inflamed joint capsule or bony outgrowths).
Post-operative recommendations depend on the lesion of the ankle joint.
Like any intervention, ankle arthroscopy may have adverse effects: swelling of the ankle, synovitis, post-operative pain, and infection.
* The precise scope of surgery, treatment and care of wounds, medication, and rehabilitation are discussed during surgeon’s consultation taking into account the complexity and duration of the surgery and the patient’s health condition. The total price of the surgery is calculated by adding up the following components:
- Cost of surgery;
- Cost of anaesthesia;
- Additional means necessary for certain surgeries (optic fibre, screws, etc.).