Arthroscopic Ankle Cartilage Surgery

This is a minimally invasive procedure designed to repair damaged cartilage within the ankle joint.

When you injure yourself and sustain a cut or a bruise, the cells in your body will heal and regenerate to bring health back to the injured area. Unfortunately, cartilage is unable to do this. Cartilage has a limited ability to regenerate once it has been damaged. This can lead to tissue damage with residual defect to the area. This often results in swelling, persistent pain and restricted mobility.


The Omaha Foot & Ankle Specialists at MD West ONE are able to properly diagnose the condition, which may lead to an arthroscopic ankle cartilage repair. If you have the following symptoms, you may want to make an appointment with one of our Board Certified Specialists.

  • Swelling
  • Persistent Pain
  • Restricted Mobility

Surgical Procedure

We offer a Cartilage Replacement procedure which treats the damaged cartilage, reducing pain and increasing joint mobility with a faster recovery time than traditional treatments.

This procedure has delayed or even eliminated the need, in many patients, to have additional surgeries, total joint replacements or fusions.

We place a cartilage graft using arthroscopic guidance, avoiding large incisions and lowering the risk of complications associated with performing an open procedure.

Post Operative Care

Recovery from arthoscopic ankle cartilage repair is typically faster than traditional open joint surgery.

Some patients may be able to stand with the aid of crutches. You will likely be instructed to wear a walking cast, splint, or even stay off your feet for several weeks.

Our surgeons are committed to getting you back on your feet in the least amount of time.

Meet MD West ONE's foot and ankle specialists and learn more about how they treat Arthroscopic Ankle Cartilage Repair.

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All of the foot and ankle surgeons in the practice are recognized members of the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society. It is the oldest and most prestigious medical society dedicated to the foot and ankle. The mission of the society is to advance science and practice of foot and ankle surgery through education, research, and advocacy on behalf of patients and practitioners. These physicians dedicate their time and energy to improving the patient experience and their knowledge in their field. For more information visit

MD West ONE Foot & Ankle Specialists:

The Foot & Ankle Specialists are all Board Certified and Fellowship-Trained, meaning they’ve focused their education, training and research on orthopaedic surgery of the foot and ankle.

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