Ankle Arthroscopy for posterior ankle conflict

Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that involves using an optic to see inside the joint and miniature surgical instruments. The incisions are small and this form of surgery is less invasive than the technique known as "open". With the evolution of arthroscopic techniques and instruments, arthroscopy allows today to treat a significant number of osteo-articular pathologies.

Arthroscopy for post-ankle conflict involves a small posterior-lateral incision to introduce the optic and a posteromedial incision to introduce the instruments.

In the first stage of surgery, the surgeon will observe the condition of the lesions of the cartilage and the formation of any osteophytes (bone beaks).

In a second step, an instrument called "shaver" is introduced, that is to say a sort of motorized cutter which allows the removal of the damaged tissues and resection of the osteophytes.

  • Anesthesia : general + loco regional
  • Technique : arthroscopy
  • Hospitalization : Outpatient care
  • Immobilization : 10 days with authorized support
  • Rehabilitation : 10 to 15 sessions from the 10th postoperative day