how an ankle arthroscopy works

Ankle arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which Dr. Majewski examines your ankle with an instrument called an arthroscope. 

An arthroscope is a tube with a light on the end that is inserted in your ankle and projects an image of the inside of your ankle onto a TV monitor. The arthroscope is about the diameter of a pencil.

This procedure is used to diagnose the cause of pain, swelling, tenderness, or weakness in your ankle and repair any damage. The ankle problem may be corrected without a large incision, which requires a longer stay in the hospital, more discomfort, and greater expense.