Ankle Arthroscopy can be used to treat ankle arthritis. Arthritis is inflammation resulting from the degeneration of cartilage in the ankle joint. It can cause pain, swelling, and stiffness in the joints resulting in restricted movements. Candidates for this procedure may have had previous ankle fractures or dislocation. It is also common for patients with ankle arthritis to have an inflammatory disease, or congenital deformity. An arthroscopy is most suitable for patients who have arthritis that is confined to the front of the ankle joint.
Good Candidates for Ankle arthroscopy may need treatment for the following:
- Ankle arthritis
- Synovitis, the inflammation of the lining of the ankle joint
- Pain, swelling or discomfort in the ankle
- Functional limitations or pain while walking
- Locking or popping of the ankle
- Undiagnosed ankle pain