In case of persistent ankle pain which does not improve despite good physiotherapy further imaging will be needed. When a structural problem inside the ankle like excessive scar tissue, inflammation, a so-called “meniscoid lesion” or a cartilage defect is responsible for the pain, an arthroscopy will be very helpful. Through one small portal a camera and through a separate portal the instruments are inserted into the ankle joint. Any inflammation, scar tissue or bony prominences which cause the pain can be removed. For a cartilage defect, a “microfracturning” procedure is normally the choice of treatment. Arthroscopic procedures mean minimal invasive surgery and promote speedy recovery, less scarring and fewer complications.
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Foot and Ankle Conditions
Mr Klinke treats a range of common foot and ankle conditions. You can view the conditions and treatments by selecting from the list below.