Many ankle conditions can be treated with ankle arthroscopy (keyhole surgery) which allows rapid recovery and return to function.
Ankle arthroscopy is particularly good for removing loose fragments and tidying up damaged cartilage. Other procedures involving ankle arthroscopy include removing bone spurs to improve range of movement and reconstructing torn ligaments to stabilise the joint.
The tendons around the ankle can be torn or damaged and repairs to the Achilles tendon and other ankle tendons are common. These procedures can frequently be performed as day cases.