Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy

At Surgical Solutions Network, our fellowship-trained surgeons can treat the cause of foot and ankle pain at our private clinics with foot and ankle arthroscopy in Canada. This surgical procedure enables our surgeons to look directly into the joint and accurately determine what’s causing the pain. In some cases, they can use specialized instruments to correct damage and other problems.

Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy With Surgical Solutions

Patients from across Canada and worldwide choose Surgical Solutions’ private medical clinics for foot and ankle arthroscopy. Our fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons have years of experience performing this and other foot, ankle, and toe procedures, and they are known for excellence in surgical outcomes. At Surgical Solutions, we strive to provide quality pre- and post-operative care by focusing on our patients as people. We aim to provide all our patients with a compassionate, caring, and rewarding experience. With private healthcare in Canada at Surgical Solutions, you don’t have to endure chronic pain while waiting for foot or ankle surgery. You can have your foot or ankle surgery within weeks or months. We’re a network of private medical clinics with centres in Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg, and Calgary.

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Why Is Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Performed?

Foot or ankle arthroscopy may be recommended to investigate the following foot and ankle problems:

  • Arthritis
  • Fractures
  • Foot and ankle instability
  • Infection in the foot or ankle
  • Loose cartilage or bone fragments

A foot and ankle arthroscopy can restore function and eliminate pain in the foot or ankle in most patients.

What Happens During Foot/Ankle Arthroscopic Surgery?

Our surgeons typically perform foot and ankle arthroscopy using a general anesthetic, which means the patient is not awake for the duration of the procedure. After creating one or more small incisions on the foot or ankle, the surgeon inserts a tiny camera called an arthroscope to look directly into the joint. The surgeon can then proceed with the surgical plan discussed during your consultation, which may include performing surgery using small specialized instruments.

Recovery After Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy

After surgery, the patient is taken to a recovery room to be monitored in case there are any complications. The procedure does not typically require an overnight stay. A patient must have someone on hand to drive them home. While each patient is different, arthroscopy typically allows for a shorter recovery period than more invasive surgical techniques.

Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy FAQ

Why is ankle arthroscopy performed?

A foot and ankle scope can be undertaken for a number of reasons. Ankle and foot pain can often result from torn cartilage, ligament damage caused by a sprained ankle, or another ankle injury. Often the best place to start is with an arthroscopy.

What are the advantages of foot and ankle arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy enables the surgeon to make a more accurate assessment than imaging and enables a quicker recovery than open surgery.

How do I qualify for this procedure?

You will need to complete a pre-surgical patient questionnaire to provide us with your basic medical history. We also require your most recent diagnostics, X-rays, and other imaging. Should these confirm that you are a suitable patient for the procedure and our facility, we will request a medical history, a physical, bloodwork, and ECG from your family doctor.  

What is the average process like?

Upon receipt of the patient’s medical documentation, we can usually book the consultation with a surgeon within 1 week and schedule surgery within 2 to 4 weeks.

How long will it take for me to return to my normal activities?

Recovery times vary by patient and procedure. Your surgeon can advise you of your procedure’s post-op recovery and rehabilitation protocols at your consultation. Often with foot and ankle surgery, there is a period of non-weight bearing, but some people are up and walking the day of their surgery. Again, a return to daily living and work activities varies with the procedure and patient. Still, most patients are back to normal within 3 to 4 months and resume specialty sports or lifestyle activities within 6 months.

How should I prepare for my surgery?

In preparation for your surgery, you will be encouraged to keep moving as much as possible. Pre-hab physio is sometimes helpful in this regard. Your surgeon will best advise how to prepare based on the required procedure. Often pre-surgical fitness directly impacts your achieving the best possible outcome following your surgery.

Next Steps: Book Your Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your foot and ankle arthroscopy needs with our surgeons, contact us to learn more and request a consultation from Surgical Solutions’ private medical clinics. Your patient advisor will discuss your medical history, incision techniques, and potential risks and complications to determine your healthcare options.

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