If you are experiencing pain or swelling within your ankle that has not eased after some rest, your consultant may recommend an ankle arthroscopy to diagnose and treat the cause of your pain.
What is ankle arthroscopy?
An ankle arthroscopy (also known as keyhole ankle surgery) allows your surgeon to see inside the ankle by using a thin tube with a camera that is inserted through small incisions in your skin, without the need to fully open up the joint or make large incisions.
Your consultant can usually treat conditions during an arthroscopy, such as removing scar tissue and small fragments of bone from a previous injury or tightening ligaments within the ankle joint that may have become stretched over time.
A key benefit of this procedure is that it is minimally invasive, with a shorter operating time and a faster recovery period.