What is Ankle Arthroscopy?
Why Do I Need an Ankle Arthroscopy?
How Do I Prepare for an Ankle Arthroscopy?
During your consultation, he will ask you about any prescriptions, medications, or supplements that you’re currently taking. You may be asked to stop taking certain medicines, such as blood thinners or ibuprofen, before the procedure. You will probably also be told to stop eating a number of hours before surgery.
Recovery from Ankle Arthroscopy
Before your surgery, you will be given information about your recovery process. It’s a good idea to have someone at home to look after you on the first day as you may still feel the effects of your anaesthetic. You may also be asked to keep your ankle elevated and to use an ice pack for the first few days.
After an ankle arthroscopy, you will need to change your dressing. Either your surgeon, or a member of our South Coast Orthopaedic medical team will tell you when and how to do this, and how regularly. You will also be asked to attend a follow-up appointment two weeks after the procedure.
You will also be given an exercise routine to follow when you go home. This will help your ankle to recover. You might also need to see a physiotherapist until your ankle has regained a good range of motion.