Once you have been told that you may be a good candidate for healing through arthroscopy treatment and surgery in Arlington, you need to take the time to discuss your options with Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic.
Arthroscopy of the foot and ankle region is done with the placement of a miniature camera into the joint that is injured. This will allow an image to be seen on a screen so that the joint can be fully visualized. Small instruments that include a laser are used inside the joint to help clean the area out and repair any of the damage that has been taking place. Your surgeon may also be able to remove fragments of cartilage or bone during this time and there will be full suctioning of any debris and smoothing out of rough surfaces. This is to allow the joint the ability to resume the normal gliding motion.
If there is some sort of defect on the inside of the joint within the cartilage, there may be a need for small drill holes to be made to allow natural flow of blood to the area. This will help to foster healing with the fibrocartilage.
In order to get the best possible result from your arthroscopic procedure, you need to make sure that you work on following all of the instructions for care that your surgeon gives you. Only then will you be able to heal properly and take on all of your regular daily activities.
If you are interested in learning more about all of your options in arthroscopy treatment and surgery in Arlington, call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic at (425)482-6663.