Arthroscopic surgery allows for a more rapid recovery, with less pain as the soft tissues are not damaged during the procedures. The following are common arthroscopic procedures performed by Dr Maritz.
Arthroscopic or keyhole surgery makes use of a small camera to visualize and perform the surgery required. Arthroscopic techniques are technically demanding and require specialized training to perform. Dr Maritz is well versed on these techniques and is a master instructor on the international platform training colleagues in these keyhole surgeries.
Arthroscopic ankle fusions allow for a more tolerable recovery following an arthrodesis.
Impingement can occur where soft tissue or bone catches within the ankle causing pain with certain movements. This can be at the back of front of the ankle. Commonly termed a “Footballers Ankle”.
Arthroscopic management of chronic ankle instability is fast becoming the gold standard. It provides a more anatomical repair with only 2 small keyhole incisions. Rapid recovery is afforded with minimal post operative pain.
Cartilage lesions of the talus or osteochondral lesions are common sporting injuries of the ankle, often in conjunction with micro-instability of the ankle. These are best managed arthroscopically.