Foot and Ankle Arthroscopy in Memphis
Injuries of the foot and ankle are frequently diagnosed with imaging during an examination by Dr. Nathan Lucas, our podiatrist at Renuva Xtremity in Memphis. Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure used to diagnose and treat injuries of the foot and ankle — it is used to confirm the diagnosis. It can also be used to treat conditions within the joints, as long as they are not too complicated.
With the use of foot and ankle arthroscopy, Dr. Lucas can perform treatments on an outpatient basis. Through tiny incisions to the ankle and foot, arthroscopy offers an array of benefits compared to traditional surgery because of its minimally invasive nature, such as:
- Shorter recovery times
- Less bleeding and scarring
- Smaller incisions
- No cutting of muscles or tendons
- Less pain and discomfort
If you have a foot or ankle injury, our team at Renuva Xtremity in Memphis can help find the best treatment option for you. Arthroscopy can be used to treat some issues such as arthritis, bone spurs, torn ligaments or cartilage, fractures, joint infections, and more. While this may not be an alternative to more intensive surgery, it could be a great option for a less serious injury.
Be sure to contact Dr. Nathan Lucas to get your questions answered about arthroscopy and if it is right for your foot or ankle injury. Our team can diagnose your condition and determine weather arthroscopy is the best treatment option for you. Schedule an appointment at Renuva Xtremity today!