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Chris Fougere - Hip, Knee, Ankle & Foot Orthopaedic Surgeon

Private Service, Orthopaedics

Ankles

Ankle Arthroscopy
Two or three small incisions (cuts) are made in the ankle and a small telescopic instrument with a tiny camera attached (arthroscope) is inserted. This allows the surgeon to look inside the joint, identify problems and, in some cases, operate. Tiny instruments can be passed through the arthroscope to remove bony spurs, damaged cartilage or inflamed tissue.

Ankle Replacement
An incision (cut) is made in the front of, and several smaller cuts on the outside of, the ankle. The damaged ankle joint is replaced with a metal and plastic implant.

This page was last updated at 10:17AM on April 12, 2021.