Ankle arthroscopy (Keyhole surgery)

This is a minimally invasive procedure to examine the inside of the ankle joint and undertake certain treatments. It involves using a camera and special instruments inserted through very small surgical cuts (usually 2 cuts) at the front of the ankle joint. Many procedures can be performed using this technique including removal of scar tissue, inflamed synovium and loose fragments, ‘tidy up’ of worn cartilage, shaving of bony bumps, and even ankle fusion. Ankle arthroscopy surgery is usually carried out under General Anaesthetic, as a day case procedure.