A foot or ankle arthroscopy allows your physician to see inside the joint. Your physician can see inside by inserting a tiny camera through a small incision. Surgeons will perform a foot or ankle diagnostic arthroscopy when MRIs, X-rays and CT scans do not give enough information about an injury. The procedures avoids the pain and inconvenience of traditional exploratory surgery.
The video below demonstrates the basic procedure. Surgeries may vary, however, depending on a patient’s individual condition.