Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical technique that has a variety of different applications. Surgeons have utilized this technology to address problems in shoulders, hips and knees for decades. In the last several years, this technology has become available for use in the foot and ankle. Kipferl Foot & Ankle specialists have expertise in performing this innovative kind of surgery to correct a wide range of foot and ankle conditions and injuries.
After making small incisions in the skin, the surgeon inserts an extremely small camera into the joint. This “scope” returns images to a video monitor, allowing the surgeon to identify the source of the pain and guide tiny surgical instruments to correct the problem.
Arthroscopic surgery can be used to clean out arthritic debris, prepare a joint, repair cartilage damage, remove scar tissue and even remove small masses. This type of surgery eliminates the need for large, open surgical procedures and can minimize scarring and reduce recovery time.
Our foot and ankle specialists perform these types of procedures on a regular basis with excellent results and a high level of patient satisfaction. Arthroscopic surgery is an excellent choice for those with sports injuries, ankle instability, arthritis and other conditions. We encourage patients to consult with our surgical specialists to learn more about this type of procedure.