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Ankle Joint Therapeutic Arthroscopy
Ankle Joint Therapeutic Arthroscopy: Arthroscopic Surgery, Examination, Treatment
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Arthroscope is a tubular camera
Physician sees through eye piece the distal image of the joint
Same image is displayed on television screen
Image is of high quality
Procedure is performed to eliminate cause of ankle joint pain
Remove loose tissue or fragments of cartilages and ligaments
Treat fracture of medial malleolus
Repair Tendon Tear
Repair Ligament Tear
Local anesthesia is injected in skin and subcutaneous tissue.
Numbness is checked prior to insertion of arthroscope.
Marking pen is used to mark the skin where the arthroscope and cannula will be inserted
Arthroscope and cannula inserted on either side of ankle joint
If necessary X-Ray machine or image intensifier is used to check the joint and insertion of the instruments.
Image intensifier is used during procedure to check the position of the arthroscope.
Arthroscope is placed within tibio-fibular joint or tibio-talus joint
Scope is used to identify anatomy of tendon, cartilages and ligaments
Arthroscope is used to observed the joint and joint abnormalities
Cannula is used to irrigate joint, inject medications and pass equipments
Loose fragments are removed.
Damage cartilage is removed.
Repair of torn Ligament.
Repair of tendon.
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