Ankle Arthroscopy Specialist

CFP Physicians Group -  - Family Physician

CFP Physicians Group

Family Physicians & Geriatrics located in Casselberry, FL

If you have a severe ankle injury and require surgery, you can trust the highly trained surgical team at CFP Physicians Group in Casselberry, Florida. They offer minimally invasive ankle arthroscopy to repair damaged tissue and restore ankle structure and function. Schedule an appointment with CFP Physicians Group by phone or online to find out if ankle arthroscopy is right for you.

Ankle Arthroscopy Q & A

What is ankle arthroscopy?

Ankle arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which your ankle specialist makes tiny incisions and uses a thin lighted tube with a camera attached to complete the surgery. They can repair ankle joint damage with minimal bleeding and quick recovery times. 

Is ankle arthroscopy right for me?

You might opt for ankle surgery if you have severe or long-lasting ankle pain that doesn’t subside with other treatments. You may be a good candidate for the procedure if you have joint debris from torn cartilage, a bone chip, ligament damage, or a severely sprained ankle.

To find out which types of surgery are right for you, the CFP Physicians Group team reviews your symptoms and medical history. They examine your ankle and might suggest you undergo X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other diagnostic imaging procedures.

How should I prepare for ankle arthroscopy?

Follow your doctor’s pre-surgery instructions. You might have to undergo blood tests and stop taking certain medications. 

Avoid smoking and arrange for someone to drive you home after surgery. Your doctor might recommend not to eat or drink anything the morning of the procedure.

What happens during my surgery?

Prior to ankle arthroscopy, your provider gives you general, regional, or local anesthesia to numb the treatment area or put you to sleep. Either way, you won’t feel any pain. 

The team makes small incisions near your ankle joint, inserts a tiny camera, and repairs tissues to restore the joint. After your doctor closes the incisions, you rest in a recovery area.

What should I expect after ankle arthroscopy?

After ankle arthroscopy, a friend or family member must drive you home. Get plenty of rest, take medications as directed by your surgeon, and ice the treatment area. 

Keep the surgical site clean, wear bandages and a brace or cast, and don’t bear weight on your ankle until your provider gives you the okay. You can use crutches to move around until your ankle heals.

If you have an ankle injury requiring surgery, trust the highly-trained team at CFP Physicians Group with your care. Schedule a consultation by phone or online to find out if you’re a good candidate for ankle arthroscopy.