Ankle Arthroscopy

IBS Hospital’s MIS Ankle Arthroscopy Paves the Way for Recovery

Step into a world of unparalleled ankle care at IBS Hospital. Discover the transformative potential of MIS Ankle Arthroscopy, where precision meets innovation. Our commitment to your well-being shines through this ground- breaking approach, offering a path to recovery that redefines mobility and elevates your quality of life.

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What is Ankle Arthroscopy?

Ankle Arthroscopy is an advanced treatment option that uses detailed imaging guidance offered by a tiny surgical camera for examining the tissues, joints and other structures inside the ankle. It is a phenomenal intervention that allows doctors to assess and treat a variety of conditions, without the need for a large incision. Ankle Arthroscopy has many benefits over conventional surgery and is a preferred treatment option for patients who wish to avoid prolonged hospital stays.

For which conditions is Ankle Arthroscopy considered as an option?

Ankle Arthroscopy is a viable treatment choice for patients experiencing specific Ankle conditions such as:

  • Osteochondral Lesions of the Talus: These are defects in the cartilage and underlying bone of the talus (ankle bone),  often resulting from injury. Ankle arthroscopy can help assess and treat these lesions, potentially improving joint function and reducing pain.
  • Microfracture of OCD (Osteochondral Defects): OCD refers to areas where the cartilage and bone have been damaged. Microfracture involves making small  holes in the bone beneath the defect, promoting the growth of new tissue to replace damaged cartilage.
  • Debridement of Post-Traumatic Synovitis: This involves removing inflamed synovial tissue that has developed after a traumatic injury. Ankle arthroscopy can address this inflammation and help alleviate associated symptoms.
  • ATFL Anterolateral Impingement: The anterior talofibular ligament (ATFL) is involved in ankle stability. Impingement occurs when this ligament gets pinched or compressed during movement. Arthroscopy can address this issue and potentially relieve discomfort.
  • AITFL Anterolateral Impingement: Similar to ATFL impingement, this refers to the pinching or compression of the anterior inferior tibiofibular ligament (AITFL), which connects the tibia and fibula bones in the lower leg.
  • Resection of Anterior Tibiotalar Spurs: Ankle arthroscopy can be used to remove bony growths (spurs) that may have developed at the front of the tibia and talus, potentially causing pain and limited movement.
  • Loose Bodies: These are fragments of bone or cartilage that may be floating within the joint space, causing pain and restricted motion. Ankle arthroscopy allows for their removal.
  • Cartilage Debridement: This involves the removal of damaged or degenerated cartilage tissue from the ankle joint. Arthroscopy can help smooth the joint surface and alleviate symptoms.
What are the advantages of Ankle Arthroscopy?

Key benefits of Ankle Arthroscopy encompass:
Patient Comfort and Recovery:

  •  Less Pain and Discomfort: Smaller incisions and reduced tissue trauma lead to minimized post-operative pain.
  •  Quicker Return to Normal Activities: Faster recovery allows patients to resume daily activities, sports, and work sooner.
  •  Less Joint Stiffness: Minimally invasive approach promotes better joint mobility and range of motion during recovery.
  •  Reduced Hospital Stay: Shorter hospitalization period lets patients return home sooner.

Health Benefits:

  • Preservation of Healthy Tissue: Minimallyinvasive nature preserves healthy surrounding tissue, improving long-term joint function.
  • Improved Diagnostic Accuracy: Direct visualization enhances diagnosis of complex ankle conditions, leading to better treatment planning.
  • Reduced Anaesthesia Risk: Requires less anaesthesia, potentially reducing associated risks and complications.
  • Lower Blood Loss: Smaller incisions result in reduced blood loss during the surgery.

Economic and Safety Factors:

  •  Customized Treatment: Tailored to each patient’s specific needs, addressing various issues in a single procedure if necessary.
  •  Outpatient Procedure: Often performed on an outpatient basis, eliminating the need for an overnight hospital stay.
  •  Lower Overall Healthcare Costs: Reduced hospitalization and recovery time lead to lower healthcare costs.
  •  Reduced Risk of Infections and Clotting: Minimally invasive approach reduces the risk of post-operative infections and clot formation.
  •  Minimal Scarring: Small incisions result in improved cosmetic outcomes and reduced visible marks.
What can I foresee if I require Ankle Arthroscopy?

Before the Surgery:

  • Prior to the surgery, necessary tests and evaluations will be conducted to guide doctors in formulating the most suitable treatment plan.
  • Patients will receive a detailed briefing about the procedure and what to anticipate.
  • If you have been using any medications, ensure your doctor is informed about all of them. Adjustments to dosage or discontinuation might be necessary.

On the Day of Surgery:

  • Upon hospital check-in, the surgical team will be introduced, and a dedicated nurse will be assigned to provide guidance and assistance.
  • The surgery can involve local, regional, or general anaesthesia, depending on the case.
  • The procedure generally lasts around 30 to 40 minutes.

Recuperation in the Hospital:

  • Post-operative care and observation arepivotal for a successful recovery and are given top priority.
  • Pain and discomfort are expected; these can be managed using prescribed pain medication.
  • Patients are typically discharged on the same day, though an overnight stay may sometimes be required.

Recuperation at Home:

  • Detailed guidelines will be provided regarding medication, daily activities, wound care, and diet.
  • Scheduled follow-up appointments are essential to monitor and assess recovery progress.

Follow-up Care:

  • Maintaining communication with your doctor is recommended for a smooth and expedited recovery. This also helps the doctor track your prognosis effectively.

IBS Hospital Empowers Your Treatment with Cutting-edge Technology

We continuously incorporate cutting-edge technologies from around the world into our offerings, such as a surgical system that allows for precise and confident complex procedures. We use magnetic stimulation to treat certain neurological conditions and create personalised brain maps for tailored treatment plans. Nerve monitoring during surgeries ensures the nervous system is not compromised, and a robotic exoskeleton aids in mobility issues. Our goal at IBS Hospital is to provide the best care possible, utilising the latest and most innovative technologies available.

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