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What is an ankle arthroscopy?

Ankle arthroscopy, which may also be called ankle keyhole surgery, is a minimally invasive surgical procedure used to treat problems in the ankle joint. Minimally invasive means that surgery can be performed through much smaller incisions than traditional surgery. Surgeries performed with minimally invasive techniques generally have less pain and shorter recovery times. 

A tiny camera, fiber optics, and tools are inserted through small incisions during ankle arthroscopy to allow the surgeon to see and work inside the ankle joint. Ankle arthroscopy can be used to diagnose and treat several problems of the ankle joint. These may include:

  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle fractures
  • Ankle instability
  • Ankle impingement
  • Arthrofibrosis
  • Infection
  • Loose bodies
  • Osteochondral defect
  • Synovitis
  • Unexplained ankle symptoms

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* Savings estimate based on a study of more than 1 billion claims comparing self-pay (or cash pay) prices of a frequency-weighted market basket of procedures to insurer-negotiated rates for the same. Claims were collected between July 2017 and July 2019. R.Lawrence Van Horn, Arthur Laffer, Robert L.Metcalf. 2019. The Transformative Potential for Price Transparency in Healthcare: Benefits for Consumers and Providers. Health Management Policy and Innovation, Volume 4, Issue 3.

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