Arthroscopic treatment of anteromedial ankle impingement

  • Guillermo Arrondo Sanatorio Dupuytren, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Daniel Niño Gómez Sanatorio Dupuytren, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Germán Joannas Sanatorio Dupuytren, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  • Xavier Martín Oliva Clinica Remei, Barcelona, Spain
  • Matías Iglesias Sanatorio Dupuytren, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina https://orcid.org/0000-0002-6336-6080
  • Leandro Casola Sanatorio Dupuytren, Autonomous City of Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Keywords: Ankle injuries/complications, Exostoses/surgery, Ankle injuries, Osteophytes, Arthroscopy, Sports

Abstract

Objective: Impingement syndromes are recognized as an important cause of chronic ankle pain, which results from the entrapment of an inflamed soft-tissue component between the osteophytes. The predominant site of occurrence is the anterolateral aspect of the ankle for soft-tissue impingement, and anteromedial aspect for bony impingement. Symptoms related to the physical impact of bone or soft-tissue pain often result in limited ankle range of motion. Methods: We conducted a retrospective study of 34 patients (34 ankles) with anteromedial bony impingement. All patients underwent arthroscopy, with a mean follow-up of 34 months. Results: All osteophytes were removed, and the ankle range of motion improved. The AOFAS score improved from 73 preoperatively to 95 postoperatively. Conclusion: The arthroscopic removal of the anteromedial osteophytes of the ankle had excellent functional results. It is an effective procedure that allows rapid patient recovery. Level of Evidence IV; Therapeutic Studies; Case Series.

Published
21-12-2020
How to Cite
Arrondo, G., Gómez, D., Joannas, G., Martín-Oliva, X., Iglesias, M., & Casola, L. (2020). Arthroscopic treatment of anteromedial ankle impingement. Journal of the Foot & Ankle, 14(3), 260-263. https://doi.org/10.30795/jfootankle.2020.v14.1200