Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy

A foot and ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive way to diagnose and treat foot and ankle joint injuries or conditions.

A foot and ankle arthroscopy is a surgical diagnostic procedure used to diagnose the cause of foot and ankle pain. Ankle and foot pain can often result from a torn cartilage, ligament damage caused by a sprained ankle, or another ankle injury.

The surgeon uses the arthroscope—a tiny camera—to look directly into the joint. This enables a more accurate diagnosis so the surgeon can decide on the best treatment option. The surgeon can then treat the cause of foot and ankle pain using small surgical instruments in addition to the arthroscope.

Foot and ankle arthroscopy with Clearpoint Health

Patients from across Canada and around the world choose Clearpoint Health for a foot and ankle arthroscopy. Our surgeons have years of experience and excellence in performance and outcome with this procedure. We strive to provide exceptional pre- and post-operative care. Combined with our patient centred philosophy, we aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience.

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What does a Foot and Ankle arthroscopy treat?

A foot and ankle arthroscopy can restore function and eliminate pain in the foot or ankle in most patients. A foot and ankle arthroscopy may be recommended for these foot and ankle problems:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Foot and ankle instability
  • Infection in the foot or ankle
  • Loose cartilage or bone fragments

What to Expect with a Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy

A foot and ankle arthroscopy typically requires general anesthesia. This means the patient is unconscious for the duration of the procedure.  The surgeon first makes a small incision or incisions in the foot or ankle. This is large enough for small instruments, including a camera to guide the surgeon, to be inserted to perform the surgery.

Recovery After Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored in case there are any complications. The procedure does not typically require an overnight stay. A patient must have someone on-hand to drive them home. While each patient is different, arthroscopy typically allows for a shorter recovery period than more invasive surgical techniques.

Next Steps: Book Your Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your foot and ankle arthroscopy needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options your patient care coordinator will discuss your medical history, incision techniques, and potential risks and complications.