Arthroscopy / Joint Endoscopy

An arthroscopy/ joint endoscopy allows the attending physician to gently examine joints and tendon compartments while simultaneously rectifying or treating numerous pathological conditions. It is done by making 2-3 small skin incisions of about 3mm and inserting a special camera into the joint while placing a specially developed medical instrument on the opposite side oft he joint. During the whole procedure, the joint is being rinsed with a sterile fluid from inside to the outside.

Foot surgeons mainly use this kind of method to treat early stages of cartilage damage/arthrosis on the upper and lower ankle joint and/or remove incarcerations or loose body.

Arthroscopy as well as minimally invasive surgery can be used to take care of early stages of the mentioned disruptive, pathological lesions.