Ankle Arthroscopy is only a day surgery procedure.
Pain medication will be provided and should be taken as directed.
After surgery, mobilise and weight bear with crutches as tolerated.
You may walk on the operated leg within the limits of pain but it is important not to overdo it.
You can remove the bandage after 24 hours and place the provided waterproof dressings over the wound.
It is normal for the ankle to swell after the surgery. Elevating the leg when you are seated and placing an ice pack on the ankle will help to reduce swelling. Apply the ice pack on for 20min at a time, three to four times a day until the swelling has reduced.
An appointment with A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis will be made for 7-10 days after surgery to monitor your progress and remove the stitches.
You can return to driving and work when comfortable unless otherwise instructed.
To stabilise muscles and ensure the success of the surgery, commence strengthening exercises six weeks after surgery. At this stage a return to sport and other physical activities can be commenced.
Concerns: Please contact the office if you are worried about your level of pain, have significant bleeding, or have fever or redness around the surgical site.
If you require assistance after hours, please contact the hospital where the surgery was performed and they will contact A/Prof Al Muderis on your behalf.
Norwest Private Hospital: (02) 8882 8882
Sydney Adventist Hospital: (02) 9487 9111
Macquarie University Hospital: (02) 9812 3000