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SA Orthopaedic Journal

On-line version ISSN 2309-8309
Print version ISSN 1681-150X

SA orthop. j. vol.8 n.2 Pretoria Jan. 2009




Ankle arthroscopy: Indications, techniques and complications



ML ReilinghI; MN van SterkenburgI; PAJ de LeeuwMDI; IV van DalenMD, PhDIII; CN van DijkII

IMD; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IIMD, PhD; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Centre, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
IIIMD, PhD; Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Flevoziekenhuis, Almere, The Netherlands





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.



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University of Amsterdam
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery
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