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:
- 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.