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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 4/22/2016

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