Joint Surgeons in Germany

Gelenk Klinik Orthopaedic Clinic
Alte Bundesstrasse 58
D-79194 Gundelfingen
fon: +49-761-79117-228
fax: +49-761-79117-999

foot specialist Germany

Ankle Arthroscopic Surgery with the Potential for Joint Preservation

Fact Sheet: Ankle Arthroscopic Surgery

  • Inpatient treatment: 2 days
  • Outpatient treatment: removal of sutures only
  • Earliest flight back Home: 3 days after surgery
  • Recommended flight back home: 5 days after surgery
  • Time before showering: 7 days after surgery
  • Recommended time off work: 2 weeks
  • Time before suture removal: 7 days
  • Time before driving a car: 7 days
Expert Orthopaedic Podologist performs ankle arthroscopyExpert Orthopaedic Podologist performs ankle arthroscopy ©Viewmedica

Diagnostic Ankle Arthroscopy can evaluate the ankle and provide a detailed diagnosis. Ankle arthroscopy allows the orthopaedic surgeon to see the current status of the ligaments, cartilage, synovia and bones forming the ankle joint complex. In the case of osteoarthritis of the ankle, arthroscopy shows the surgeon the current state of the cartilage tissue. Pathologic developments such as loose bodies in the synovial fluid of the ankle joint, inflammation and infection, osteophytes of the ankle and damage to the bones forming the ankle joint can also be evaluated by this method.

The foot and ankle specialist can see the detail inside the ankle joint by using minimally invasive instruments of less than a millimetre in diameter. Through small incisions, fibre-optic instruments can be passed into the ankle. Fluid is then injected, to expand the joint, giving the surgeon room to work. Obvious problems such as osteophytes (benign growths of bone tissue) can be treated during the same session.

After the ankle arthroscopy the incisions are closed and sutured. Patients can walk again 24h after arthroscopy, but may still feel the effects of the surgery up to a week after the procedure. Walking with crutches is advised. No particular rehabilitation is required after ankle arthroscopy.

Video animation showing Ankle Arthroscopy

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Orthopaedic Clinic Germany

orthopedic clinic and surgeon in Germany

MVZ Gelenk-Klinik
Orthopaedic Clinic

ISO 9001:2015 certified quality

Alte Bundesstrasse 58

D-79194 Gundelfingen



Foot and Ankle Specialist

Dr med Thomas Schneider Orthopedic Specialist, Consultant for Specialised Knee and Ankle, Hip and Shoulder Surgery

Dr. Thomas Schneider
Orthopedic Specialist, Foot and Ankle Surgery

Dr. Martin Rinio, MD, Orthopedist, Surgeon and Trauma Surgeon

Dr. Martin Rinio, MD, Orthopedist,
Ankle-Surgeon and Trauma Surgeon

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  • Distance to EURO-Airport Basel: 80 km (45 mins)
  • Distance to Zurich: 161 km (1h 40)
  • Distance to Frankfurt: 259 km (2h 20)

Centre for Arthroplasty

Center of Excellence in Arthroplasty

Certified Centre for Arthroplasty (Centre for Endoprosthesis)