The ankle arthroscopy Or the tibio-talar joint is the visualization of this joint with optics similar to those of shoulder or knee , to through minimal incisions . With them we can see , explore and carry out surgery visualizing it with a television monitor .
The inner vision allows you to assess more accuracy the structures , mobilize the ankle , know in what points can you pinch or graze and perform surgery on the different pathologies .
WHEN CAN ANKLE ARTHROSCOPY BE APPLIED ?
I know you can use the arthroscopy in ankle rheumatic synovitis to perform a synovectomy , in residual trauma releasing the impingement and resolve pain. We can use it in the injuries of cartilage (osteochondritis u osteonecrosis ) to remove bone fragments cartilaginous or for the reinsertion of the themselves .
We can apply it to remove bone ridges caused by osteophytes from the tibio-talar joint that prevent the full mobility and also as an aid to make a fixation of the ankle (arthrodesis ).
HOW IS THE POST-OPERATIVE OF THE ANKLE ARTHROSCOPY ?
Given that the arthroscopy effect with regional anesthesia , it can start the wandering to pass the effects of anesthesia , but usually must leave drains in the ankle , it that forces the rest for about 12-24 hours and once removed _ drains will start the mobility of the ankle shape passive and active .
Depending on the pathology treated , walking can be started with or without full support , the help of canes , local ice and progressive mobility .
The time of the recovery is often highly variable, because they are too pathologies that we can treat . Definitely , the arthroscopy minimizes effects of an open surgery as it preserves the capsular attachments , neuro-vascular system and proprioception of the march .