Ankle Arthroscopy- Surgery, Recovery, and Conditions Treated

Ankle arthroscopy refers to a surgical procedure that treats the ankle joint with small incisions. It is performed for the treatment of several kinds of conditions. Below, we will list some of the conditions that ankle arthroscopy can treat.

·        Ankle instability or ligament injury

·       Ankle arthritis

·       Cartilage injuries in ankle joint

·       Ankle Stiffness

·       Ankle impingement

Ankle Arthroscopy- How Ankle Arthroscopy is done?

Before your surgery, you will be prepared for anesthesia. There will be sterilization and cleaning of your leg, foot, and ankle. After you receive anesthesia for numbing the ankle, the surgeon will then make small incisions for portals.

The placement of all the tubes and portals will be done in such a way that it accommodates the camera and other instruments. Later, the surgeon will remove the portals and other instruments, and the area of the small incisions will be bandaged.


You will experience some swelling and pain right after your ankle arthroscopy surgery. Try to keep your leg elevated as much as you possibly can. The surgeon will prescribe you some pain medications that you can take orally for a number of days.

After the ankle arthroscopy surgery, you may be in a position to walk, or you may have to wait for a couple of months before you can put weight on your leg. The sutures will be removed within a week or two. Your surgeon will tell you about the ankle exercises that you need to do in order to recover properly.


In case you require ankle arthroscopy, you can contact Dr. Chetan Oswal at Orthowin Foot and Ankle Clinic in Pune