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.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 12/2/2014
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