Ankle arthroscopy is a surgical procedure that uses a fiber-optic viewing camera and small surgical tools to operate in and around the ankle joint through small incisions. Ankle arthroscopy is performed for the surgical evaluation and treatment of a variety of ankle conditions. Arthroscopic surgery can have a quicker recovery time than traditional open surgery.
- You may need ankle arthroscopy if you have debris in your ankle from torn cartilage or from a bone chip. Also, if there is ligament damage from a severely spained ankle , a bone surgeon may choose to do an arthroscopy to evaluate the extent of damage and possibly to repair it.
- For some people, arthroscopy means a speedier recovery, less scarring, and fewer complications than open surgery