Arthroscopic Ankle Cartilage Repair
Cartilage is the gliding surface of a joint and damage to the ankle cartilage can cause severe pain and arthritis. To repair the cartilage, our foot and ankle specialists will work with you to decide about removing or rebuilding the cartilage, or both. This might also include a bone and cartilage transplant. This complex surgery can often be done by arthroscopy, with using a camera and small surgical instruments that allow your doctor to see and repair the problem without making a large incision. Arthroscopic surgery means less pain and discomfort for you, and a shorter recovery time.