Arthroscopic Approach to Posterior Ankle Impingement

Posterior ankle pain can occur for many reasons. If it is produced by forced plantarflexion of the foot, it is often a result of impingement from an enlarged posterior talar process or an os trigonum. This condition may present in an acute or chronic state. Management is initially nonoperative, but surgical treatments are available. This condition is often seen in athletes, so procedures that limit surgical trauma and allow early return to activity are ideal. An arthroscopic approach for this disorder produces good outcomes with limited complications. Understanding the indications, local anatomy, and surgical technique, allows good, reproducible outcomes. 

Autor / Fonte:Michael H Theodoulou, Laura Bohman Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 2016, 33 (4): 531-43