Arthroscopy Podiatry Services

Experienced Podiatrists in Bradenton, Tampa, & Sarasota

Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists is committed to delivering top-tier foot and ankle care. Our board-certified podiatrist, further distinguished by additional fellowship training, excels in diagnosing and treating a comprehensive array of disorders affecting the foot, ankle, and lower leg. From routine preventive measures to intricate reconstructive surgeries, we leverage cutting-edge treatments to achieve optimal outcomes for our patients.

We take pride in staying at the forefront of podiatric medical techniques, which includes our advanced arthroscopy procedures. Th is minimally invasive ankle surgery allows for detailed visualization and treatment of joint problems, significantly improving the accuracy and effectiveness of interventions for foot and ankle conditions. Additionally, we are experts in managing conditions that may necessitate ankle surgeries, including ankle arthritis.

Our commitment is always to put your health first while providing individualized and compassionate care. We strive to create an atmosphere that is attentive to your needs so that you can get back on your feet again as quickly as possible with excellent standards of quality care. If you have any questions or concerns regarding your foot or ankle condition, don’t hesitate to contact us – we’re here for you!


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    Arthroscopy Q&A

    Q: What is arthroscopy?

    A: Arthroscopy is a surgical technique that involves inserting a very small camera into a joint, often the ankle, to diagnose and treat joint issues. It enables the surgeon to view the joint area closely and perform treatments through a minimally invasive approach.

    Q: Where is arthroscopy commonly performed?

    A: While arthroscopy can be performed on various joints, it is most commonly conducted within the ankle joint.

    Q: What is the purpose of a joint?

    A: A joint, or articulation, consists of two bones’ ends covered by cartilage, designed to absorb compressive forces and facilitate smooth movement between the bones.

    Q: What conditions can arthroscopy diagnose?

    A: Arthroscopy is useful for diagnosing several conditions, including damaged cartilage, synovitis (inflammation surrounding the joint), scar tissue accumulation, loose bone fragments, and partially or completely torn ligaments, and Osteochondritis Dissecans.

    Q: What are the benefits of undergoing arthroscopy?

    A: Arthroscopy offers many benefits, such as minimal invasiveness, the ability for patients to bear weight immediately post-procedure (unless additional operations are done), shorter procedure duration, and high patient satisfaction. It typically allows for a narcotic-free post-operative recovery due to a unique pain protocol.

    Q: How does a specialist determine the effectiveness of the arthroscopy procedure beforehand?

    A: Specialists may inject a solution into the joint before performing arthroscopy to assess the amount of pain relief it brings. Significant relief suggests that the procedure will be effective in targeting the right area.

    Q: Is relief from arthroscopy temporary or long lasting?

    A: The goal of arthroscopy is to provide long-lasting relief. However, outcomes can vary, and sometimes the relief may be temporary. The procedure allows specialists to address and clean up any pathology within the joint, aiming for lasting results.

    Q: How can I find out if I am a candidate for arthroscopy?

    A: To determine if you are a suitable candidate for arthroscopy, you should consult with a specialist at Florida Foot and Ankle Specialists, where they can evaluate your condition and recommend the best course of action.

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