Complications in Ankle and Foot Arthroscopy

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Arthroscopy has many potential complications, whether it is done in the ankle, shoulder, knee, or other joints. Foot and ankle arthroscopy has progressed significantly since its beginning by Burman in 1931. Over the past 2 decades, arthroscopy equipment and instrumentation has improved and newer techniques have been developed. A heightened interest in foot and ankle arthroscopy has grown as diagnostic and imaging capabilities have improved. As the number of arthroscopic procedures of the foot and ankle has increased, so has the opportunity for significant complications.

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