Ankle Arthroscopy (cont.)
Risks of Ankle Arthroscopy
Ankle arthroscopy is a relatively safe procedure with low complication rates.
- As with any procedure involving the introduction of instruments to a normally sterile area, infection is a risk.
- Bleeding from cut blood vessels may also occur.
- Some people may have local nerve damage from the procedure making the overlying skin numb.
- There are risks in using any kind of anesthesia, depending on the type that is chosen.
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