Ankle arthroscopy in Dnipro

The ankle joint is the connection between the bones of the lower leg and foot that provides mobility and stability to the lower part of the leg.

The ankle can be damaged due to muscle and ligament injuries, cartilage ruptures, and various diseases, such as arthritis. To diagnose and treat such injuries, an orthopedic surgeon may use an ankle arthroscopy, which is a minimally invasive surgical method. During the procedure, the surgeon inserts an instrument and camera through small incisions to view the condition of the joint and restore its function.

In what cases is it necessary to perform an ankle arthroscopy at N1 Clinic?

An ankle arthroscopy is prescribed only after a full examination and consultation with an orthopedic doctor in the following cases:

  • damage to ligaments and cartilage that cannot be cured with conservative methods,
  • arthritis that cannot be treated with medications,
  • osteochondrosis,
  • osteochondritis dissecans,
  • loose osteochondral bodies in the joint,
  • inflammation of the synovial membrane,
  • hemarthrosis,
  • deforming arthrosis,
  • chondromatosis,
  • impingement syndrome,
  • inflammation and injury that make the joint unstable,
  • congenital ankle deformities.

The contraindications to an ankle arthroscopy are:

  • chronic diseases,
  • acute inflammatory processes,
  • infections and skin damage in the area of ​​the planned surgery,
  • general serious condition of the patient,
  • any contraindications to anesthesia.

What are the stages of preparation for an ankle arthroscopy at the N1 Clinic in Dnipro?

At N1 Clinic, preparation for an ankle arthroscopy begins with a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon. The doctor will conduct a full examination and motor tests, find out your medical history and prescribe additional examinations if necessary, for example, an ultrasound examination or an x-ray. These examinations can be done immediately in the clinic during the consultation.

The price of an ankle arthroscopy depends on the complexity of the problem and is discussed with the doctor individually.

If the doctor prescribes a surgical treatment, then the patient must undergo a presurgery set of laboratory tests and consult with an anesthesiologist.

After confirming the date of the operation, the doctor will explain:

  • when the patient needs to arrive at the clinic on the day of the operation, 
  • what needs to be taken with him, 
  • how the operation will proceed,
  • what are the specifics of the recovery period.

How is an arthroscopic ankle surgery performed at N1 Clinic?

An ankle arthroscopy is performed under general anesthesia.

The surgeon makes two small incisions in the joint area to insert a camera and the necessary surgical instrument. The camera displays an image on the screen, where you can see the condition of the joint from the inside. Thus, the surgeon performs the necessary manipulations to eliminate damage more accurately.

After the surgery, small stitches remain, which over time do not leave noticeable marks on the skin.

The duration of such an operation is up to 1 hour.

The patient is discharged on the day of the surgery or the next day, depending on the patient’s condition and the doctor’s prescriptions.

What is the period and process of rehabilitation after an arthroscopy on the ankle joint?

The arthroscopy method is less traumatic than an open surgery. Therefore, the recovery period is faster, and the patient returns to normal activities after 6-8 weeks.

After the surgery, the patient needs to walk on crutches so as not to strain the joint.

To restore full range of motion, the orthopedic doctor prescribes the patient a course of rehabilitation procedures: exercises to strengthen muscles and physical therapy.

What are the advantages of an ankle arthroscopy at N1 Clinic in Dnipro?

Orthopedic doctors at N1 Clinic have extensive experience in performing arthroscopic operations and apply international treatment protocols.

Anesthesiologists with more than 20 years of experience will answer all your concerns before a surgery and provide a high-quality anesthesia without side effects.

Patients are treated to comfortable rooms and 3 meals a day during their hospital stay. Before and after the surgery, the clinic guarantees full medication and medical support.

The rehabilitation process after an ankle arthroscopy in our clinic begins after the anesthesia effect ends. And after leaving the hospital, you will be able to complete the full course of rehabilitation under the guidance of our rehabilitation specialists. In addition, during the entire rehabilitation period, the orthopedic surgeon monitors its results and makes adjustments to the program promptly if necessary.

N1 Clinic provides a guarantee for the surgery performed if the patient follows all the recommendations of the orthopedic surgeon and adheres to the schedule of follow-up visits.

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