Arthroscopy of your Ankle

Arthroscopy of your Ankle

An Arthroscopy is a form of keyhole surgery and allows your surgeon to see inside your ankle using a camera inserted through small cuts on your skin. Your surgeon can diagnose problems such as damage to the joint surface or ligaments, and arthritis.

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Description

Various anaesthetic techniques are possible. The operation usually takes 30 to 45 minutes.

Your surgeon will insert a camera through small cuts around your ankle. They will wash out any loose material caused by wear of the joint surfaces and remove any spurs of bone or swelling of the lining of your ankle joint.

How to be referred

? You can access treatment either as a self-paying patient, a privately insured patient or as an NHS patient. In all cases, just ask your GP to refer you to St Hugh's Hospital. Once you have been referred for treatment by your GP, if it’s convenient, you can book your appointment before you leave the practice. They will send the appointment booking to us electronically and give you a copy of the details. If you need to consult your diary or would like time to consider your options, you will be sent an appointment request letter so you can book an appointment at a later date. As soon as you have attended your appointment , your treatment will proceed from there. If you have any queries regarding patient referrals please call our Choose and Book team on 01472 251100 and select extension 3307 or 3349.