A Pertinent Guide To Basic Ankle Arthroscopy

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Here you can see an anterior view of the ankle with vital landmarks outlined as proposed portal sites for the arthroscopy. Portal placement is very important because improperly placed incisions will limit access to the joint and risk injury to the tendon.
On the top, we see arthroscopic views of the lateral shoulder of the talus. One can also see a small anterior, distal tibial exostosis. When removing the exostosis, you should initially use a shaver (as shown on the bottom left). Doing so can significantl
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By Jesse B. Burks, DPM

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Additional References

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