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Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy: Updates, Indications and Technique

Eildar Abyar, Ashish Shah

Volume 3 | Issue 2 | May – Aug 2018 | Page 30-37


Author: Eildar Abyar [1], Ashish Shah [1].

[1] Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Address of Correspondence
Dr. Eildar Abyar,
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, University of Alabama at Birmingham, USA.
Email: elder.abiar@gmail.com


Abstract

Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle has become an important therapeutic tool for the management of foot and ankle pathologies. Advantages of the arthroscopic technique over open techniques include low post-operative morbidity and absence of limb-threatening complications, less blood loss, shorter hospital stay, faster rehabilitation and mobilization, and a decreased complication rate. To achieve these advantages the surgeon should be thoroughly skilled and familiar with the anatomy of the region3 and arthroscopic techniques. Arthroscopic surgery and tendoscopy are emerging procedures for management of several disorders of the ankle and subtalar joint. These techniques can be both diagnostic and therapeutic and preserve the soft-tissue envelope to a much greater extent than open surgery. The purpose of this review article is to survey the literature regarding the adjunct use of arthroscopy in the treatment of foot and ankle pathologies with highlights in ankle arthroscopy indications and techniques.
Keywords: Foot, Ankle, Arthroscopy,


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