The term “scoping the ankle” or “scope a joint” applies to an arthroscopic ankle surgery or arthroscopy. It is a procedure where surgeons use advanced technology, such as a scoping camera, to facilitate the repair or removal of a damaged joint.
Here are the answers to some of the most common questions about this procedure.
1. When does a patient really need ankle arthroscopic surgery?
According to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, this procedure helps with the final diagnosis of an ankle injury and might even be more accurate than an X-ray or an open or traditional surgery.
Arthroscopic surgery is performed by our experienced orthopedic surgeon in Boca Raton. There are many reasons why patients may need this procedure.
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