What is Ankle Arthroscopy?
Ankle arthroscopy means looking and examining the inside of the ankle joint with long telescopic cameras called arthroscopes. Arthroscopy is performed under general or regional anesthesia in the operating room under sterile conditions. In regional anesthesia, both legs are anesthetized with a needle from the waist and the operation is performed without putting the patient to sleep. For the arthroscopy procedure, two 1 cm long incisions are made in front of the ankle, and the surgical procedures are performed with the help of the camera and surgical instruments inserted into the joint through these two entrance holes.