SA Orthopaedic Journal
On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X
REILINGH, ML et al. Ankle arthroscopy: Indications, techniques and complications. SA orthop. j. [online]. 2009, vol.8, n.2, pp.51-58. ISSN 2309-8309.
Ankle arthroscopy is increasingly used as a technique for dealing with a wide range of ankle pathologies. Technological advancement and a more thorough understanding of the anatomy have resulted in improved ability to perform ankle arthroscopy. Arthroscopic surgery offers the advantages related to any minimally invasive procedure, such as fewer wound infections, less blood loss, smaller incisions and less morbidity. This article defines the major indications of arthroscopy and presents current techniques.