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Dallas Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgery that can be used to diagnose and treat a variety of ankle problems. This method has several advantages over standard open ankle surgery, including smaller incisions, less tissue damage, less pain, a lower chance of complications, and a faster recovery. Our facility, directed by an experienced ankle surgeon, is happy to provide high-quality arthroscopic services to treat various ankle disorders. We have cutting-edge facilities and technologies to ensure precise and successful arthroscopic procedures.

What is Ankle Arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy or keyhole surgery is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which the surgeon use a small, fiber-optic camera known as an arthroscope to examine the inside of a joint. The arthroscope is introduced through a small incision and provides a good image of the joint’s interior on a television screen. This thorough view enables the surgeon to diagnose and treat a wide range of problems, such as anterior ankle impingement or posterior ankle impingement, without the need for a major incision, resulting in less tissue damage and quicker recovery times. Compared to an open ankle surgery, this method is less stressful for the patient and allows for a faster return to normal activities than standard open surgery.

Depending on the disease being treated, ankle arthroscopy is performed on various joints of the ankle. It is frequently used to treat diseases that have failed to respond to non-surgical treatments such as physical therapy, medicine, or injections. Our dedicated ankle surgeon in Dallas can utilize the arthroscope to directly visualize the joint, assess the condition, and offer the necessary treatment.

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A team of expert ankle instability surgeons.
The surgeon will thoroughly evaluate your condition and discuss all treatment options before recommending ankle replacement surgery.

Conditions Treated by Ankle Arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy can be used to treat a wide range of conditions, including:

Ankle impingement

This condition is characterized by chronic ankle pain at the front or back of the ankle. Arthroscopy can be used to remove bone spurs, scar tissue, blood clots, or inflamed soft tissue that are causing the pain. By addressing the root cause of the impingement, we aim to relieve pain and improve joint movement.

Ankle Instability

If you have recurring ankle sprains, arthroscopy can be used to inspect the ligaments in the ankle and perform a repair if necessary. This procedure helps to restore the ankle’s stability, reducing the risk of future injuries.

Arthritis

In its early stages, arthritis can sometimes be treated with arthroscopy by cleaning the joint and removing loose pieces of cartilage or bone. This can delay the progression of arthritis and alleviate symptoms such as ankle pain.

Achilles Tendon Problems

Conditions like Achilles tendonitis and ruptures can sometimes be treated with a minimally invasive arthroscopic technique. This approach aims to promote faster healing and minimize scarring.

Ankle Injuries

Many types of ankle injuries, such as fractures or torn ligaments or cartilage injuries, can be diagnosed and treated with arthroscopy. This allows for precise treatment and aids in a faster recovery process.

The Dallas Ankle Arthroscopy Procedure Explained

The specifics of the ankle arthroscopy performed will vary depending on the condition being treated. Generally, arthroscopic surgery involves making a tiny incision near the ankle joint and then inserting the arthroscope and other surgical instruments. The surgeon uses the images from the arthroscope to guide the surgery. By using high-definition imagery and advanced surgical instruments, our surgeon can accurately diagnose and treat ankle conditions.

The minimally invasive procedure is typically done under general anesthesia, but regional anesthesia may also be used. It can be performed as an outpatient procedure, meaning you can go home the same day. We prioritize patient comfort and safety in every surgical procedure, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free experience from start to finish.

Recovery After Ankle Arthroscopy

Recovery after ankle arthroscopy is generally quicker and less painful than after traditional open surgery. The exact recovery timeline will depend on the specific procedure and your overall health. Most patients are encouraged to move their ankles soon after surgery to help reduce swelling and stiffness.

Physical therapy is often recommended as part of the recovery process to help regain strength and mobility in the  ankle. We provide tailored rehabilitation plans to suit your specific needs and speed up your recovery. Our comprehensive approach to postoperative care helps ensure that you regain your ankle function as quickly and completely as possible.

Why choose our services?

Expertise

At the helm of our ankle center is our lead ankle surgeon, renowned for his extensive experience and comprehensive understanding of ankle arthroscopy. Their thorough grasp of the most innovative techniques and advancements in the field positions us as a leading provider of these services.

Our ankle treatment and surgery services are tailored to promote the well-being and optimal function of the ankle. We provide specialized interventions like Ankle Replacement, Ligament Reconstruction for Chronic Ankle Instability, Ankle Arthritis Surgery, and Ankle Fracture Fixation.

Individualized Care

We firmly believe in the power of a patient-centric approach, which is why we provide personalized care for every patient who steps through our doors. From your initial consultation through the treatment process and into recovery and rehabilitation, our goal is to keep you fully informed, comfortable, and confident with every step of your treatment plan.

Advanced Techniques

Our center is dedicated to delivering superior ankle care through the utilization of minimally invasive procedures whenever possible. This commitment to innovative care not only enhances your treatment experience but also ensures the best possible outcomes, enabling you to return to your daily activities with renewed comfort and ease.

Patient-Centered Approach

As a core part of our philosophy, we strive to empower our patients through knowledge and active participation in their care process. By giving you a clear understanding of your condition and treatment options, we foster a collaborative healthcare environment where you can make informed decisions about your health.

If you are considering ankle arthroscopy, we invite you to explore our services and learn more about how we can guide you on your journey toward improved ankle health. Don’t hesitate to contact us today to schedule your appointment. Your journey towards better ankle health begins here.

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