What Everybody Ought to Know about Recovery after an Ankle Arthroscopy

Following significant injury or for chronic problems of the ankle, your orthopaedic surgeon may opt for an arthroscopy to assess the ankle and diagnose any unexplained pain, swelling, stiffness, instability, locking and/or popping.  An ankle arthroscopy is a procedure that involves making two or three small puncture wounds in the ankle.  A small camera scope (three to five millimetres in diameter) is inserted into the ankle allowing the surgeon to see and operate inside the ankle joint.

The surgery is performed with minimal invasion, but the surgeon can perform this at the front (anterior) or back (posterior) of the ankle.  The approach taken by the surgeon will depend on the location of your complaint and the type of symptoms you are experiencing.

Therapeutic ankle arthroscopy will be used for joint and soft tissue injury, post-traumatic soft tissue or bony impingement, ankle instability, inflammation around the joint or soft tissue structures, loose bodies, bony deformity, and ligament reconstruction.

After the surgery it is essential that you have physiotherapy to regain full range of movement, work on ankle strengthening, stability, proprioception and manage post-operative swelling.  With Physiocomestoyou, this can all be performed from the comfort of your own home; especially convenient if you are not able to fully weight bear after your surgery.

Have you recently had an ankle arthroscopy and are looking for a specialist orthopaedic physio to see you at home?  Contact us today on 0207 884 0374 or email info@physiocomestoyou.com.

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