Ankle Arthroscopy

A Brief Overview for Patients:

   by Matthew Harris MD, MBA

Ankle Arthroscopy is a form of minimally invasive surgery that is performed to address articular pathology within the ankle joint.  Reasons for performing ankle include:

  • Osteochondral lesions of the talus
  • For purposes of addressing internal impingment (such as for ATFL or AITFL ligament impingement)
  • Resection of bone spurs
  • Removal of loose bodies (pieces of cartilage or tissue floating around in the joint)
  • Synovial debridement (as required in cases of post-traumatic synovitis, PVNS, etc...)
  • to perform Microfracture and other Cartilage Regenerating/Restoring procedures

To read more about this procedure, please feel free to refer to the AAOS (American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons) official webpage on this topic by clicking here.