Duke physicians offer minimally invasive foot and ankle arthroscopy to patients suffering from pain associated with torn ligaments or tendons, loose bone or cartilage, or inflammation in the ankle.
If one of our surgeons suspects a patient has joint damage, the surgeon can perform an arthroscopy to get a better look at the joint, make a diagnosis, and, in some cases, fix the problem.
In a foot and ankle arthroscopy, a surgeon inserts a tiny camera through a small incision in the foot or ankle. This camera allows the doctor to view the painful joint and determine what is causing the pain and what treatment options are most appropriate for the patient.
At this time, the physicians can also insert other instruments into another small incision to perform necessary procedures like removing loose bodies or cartilage that has deteriorated.
This surgery is often referred to as minimally invasive foot and ankle surgery because of the small incisions needed for the procedure.
At Duke, we perform foot and ankle arthroscopy as an outpatient procedure, so patients can return home the same day after surgery.
Patients also have access to our skilled physical therapists that can teach them necessary exercises as part of their rehab to heal quickly and properly.
At Duke Orthopaedics, our surgeons have the experience and knowledge to perform this surgery successfully and with great precision.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke orthopaedist in the Triangle of North Carolina. We treat patients from Raleigh, Durham, Cary, Chapel Hill, and beyond.
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