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Foot & Ankle Arthroscopy
Minimally Invasive Surgery for Foot and Ankle Injuries
While most people think foot and ankle injuries primarily occur in sports related activities, they are actually very common in general daily activities. Left untreated, the pain resulting from the injury can impact a persons daily routines.
When foot and ankle injuries do not respond to conservative treatments, surgery may be recommended. When recommended, top podiatrist in Plano, Dr. Baca first looks at arthroscopic surgery for treatment.
Arthroscopic surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes a small camera inserted into the surgical area through a small incision. The camera allows Dr. Baca to correct the injured area, leaving the surrounding tissue relatively untouched. Patients recover quicker with arthroscopic surgery.
Arthroscopic Surgery Is Fast and Effective
Many foot and ankle problems could be solved with only a minor surgical procedure called arthroscopy. Arthroscopy enables Dr. Baca to make a very small incision and use special diagnostic tools to literally look inside your foot or ankle. This helps determine exactly what might be wrong and how to fix it.
How Ankle and Foot Arthroscopy Works
Arthroscopy is a proven surgical solution for a variety of ailments. The diagnostic and surgical tools are very small. Dr. Baca’s expertise in ankle and foot arthroscopy makes it possible to quickly mend your damaged foot or ankle and help you to get back on your feet faster.
A very small camera lens fits inside a minor incision to enable Dr. Baca to clearly see the situation. That same small opening enables Dr. Baca to use arthroscopic surgical instruments to reattach tendons and ligaments. It also helps to remove small pieces of detached bone that might have broken off and cause pain.
X-rays and MRI images help Dr. Baca know what to expect prior to performing ankle or foot arthroscopy. Pencil-thin instruments fit inside very small incisions to enable precise surgery. The small incisions help reduce scarring and greatly lessen the potential for infection. You heal up much more quickly than you would via conventional surgical methods.
Outpatient Surgery Keeps Costs Low
Many surgical procedures require costly overnight stays in a hospital — but not arthroscopy, which is done on an outpatient basis. The procedure is not life-threatening and goes relatively quickly when compared to a typical surgical procedure done inside a hospital operating room.
You show up in the morning or early afternoon, undergo the arthroscopy, and return home shortly thereafter. You get to sleep in your own bed with your loved ones there to help ensure you are doing fine. There is almost no additional medical risk, and your body can heal up much faster.
Only a local anesthetic is used to make the procedure mostly painless. The local anesthetic helps keep the costs low and does away with the need for an overnight hospital stay. You only recover from your injuries instead of recovering from a potent anesthetic used to render you unconscious.
Effective Treatment for Many Sports, Work, and Accident Injuries
Arthroscopy is a highly effective medical procedure that works best on various body joints. Dr. Baca’s podiatry specialization makes him especially good at using ankle arthroscopy to repair injuries to tendons, ligaments, and bones. A foot arthroscopy makes it possible for you to get back on your feet a lot faster, too.
You can learn more by contacting the friendly and professional staff at Total Foot and Ankle in Plano.
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Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy Treatment
If you are interested in learning about Arthroscopic Surgery, and if this treatment might benefit you, please schedule an appointment by calling us at (972) 942-8080.
Common Conditions Treated with Arthroscopy
- Ankle Fractures
- Ankle Instability
- Joint Pain
- Plantar Fasciitis
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What Are the Benefits of Arthroscopic Surgery?
- No hospitalization
- Less scarring
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- Less Pain
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