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Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians is your premier choice for ankle arthroscopy in Atlanta. We have a team of highly regarded orthopedic surgeons and sports injury specialists who use arthroscopic techniques whenever possible to restore ankles or other major joints. Patients quickly discover our passion to stay at the forefront of sports medicine. Our physicians are recognized by their peers as experts in their field, and they are known for providing minimally invasive methods to effectively treat all types of ankle injuries.
Ankle arthroscopy uses small incisions and a thin fiber-optic camera (arthroscope) to accurately diagnose and treat problems of the ankle. This minimally invasive procedure allows patients to benefit from less tissue damage and scarring, less pain and a faster recovery time. Our practice recommends ankle arthroscopy to reduce your ankle pain and improve its overall function, allowing you to return to everyday activities and sports.
Ankle Disorders Treated With Arthroscopy
Arthroscopy can be used to address a wide variety of ankle injuries and disorders. This is an evolving technology that can be used to diagnose ankle symptoms and successfully treat ankle problems including:
- Ankle arthritis
- Ankle fractures
- Ankle instability
- Anterior or Posterior ankle impingement
- Arthrofibrosis (scar tissue)
- Loose bodies (free floating cartilage or bone fragments)
- Osteochondral defect (OCD)
- Bone spurs
For the latest surgical methods in ankle repair, choose Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians. If you have recently suffered an ankle injury or want to explore your treatment options for chronic ankle pain, please contact our office to schedule a consultation. We work hard to provide superior, patient-centered care from the moment you walk through our doors until your final rehabilitation is complete. We would love to educate you on how arthroscopy can effectively and quickly get you back to a high-functioning lifestyle.