Offering the Benefits of Ankle Arthroscopy to Patients in Reno and Carson City, NV

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Ankles are complex joints that allow us to perform countless movements, from walking and running to rising on our tippy-toes to reach the top shelf of the kitchen pantry. Most people do these things every day without giving them much thought—until their ankles become injured, succumb to the pressures of bearing body weight, or simply wear down due to age. When that happens, it can lead to pain and swelling that make ankle movements practically unbearable, thus severely inhibiting the ability to walk or, in some cases, even stand. Ankle arthroscopy, also known as “keyhole surgery,” is a minimally invasive procedure that skilled orthopedic surgeons often use to treat ankle conditions that don’t respond adequately to nonsurgical remedies.

It’s one of many tools in the toolbox for the foot and ankle specialists at Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic. If you’re in Reno or Carson City, Nevada, and you’re experiencing an injury, arthritis, or some other debilitating condition involving the ankle, you can turn with confidence to our podiatry specialists, who are the region’s experts in providing ankle pain relief and restoration of movement.

What Does Ankle Arthroscopy Entail?

Arthroscopy is a type of surgery in which a trained physician uses a tiny camera, called an arthroscope, and specialized surgical tools to diagnose and repair injured or deteriorating tissues in the body. Patients benefit from this minimally invasive alternative to conventional open ankle surgery because the small incision typically leads to faster healing. Ankle arthroscopy is usually a day surgery, allowing the patient to go home after recovering from the effects of the anesthesia used during the procedure.

Your ankle surgeon at Tahoe Fracture may recommend ankle arthroscopy if your ankle condition is severe or has not responded adequately to conservative treatments like targeted exercise, physical therapy, ice packs, and anti-inflammatory medications. A few of the ankle conditions that may benefit from ankle arthroscopy include:

  • Arthritis
  • Ligament tears
  • Scar tissue
  • Loose bone or cartilage fragments
  • Ankle impingement, or tissues that swell from overuse

Tahoe Fracture is pleased to offer a full slate of orthopedic medical services, including physical therapy, pain management, and orthopedic surgery, at our state-of-the-art orthopedic medical clinics in Reno and Carson City. Contact us today for more information.

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10539 Professional Circle, Suite 201
Reno, NV 89521

(775) 392-3680

780 Vista Blvd, Suite 100
Sparks, NV 89434

973 Mica Drive, Suite 201
Carson City, NV 89705

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2874 N. Carson Street, Suite 105
Carson City, NV 89703

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1749 North Stewart Street, Suite 50
Carson City, NV 89706


2874 N. Carson St. Suite 210
Carson City, NV 89703

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1520 Virginia Ranch Rd, Suite 101B
Gardnerville, NV 89410

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105 C Street
Hawthorne, NV 89415

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306 Surprise Street
Yerington, NV 89447

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2170 B South Ave
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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At Tahoe Fracture & Orthopedic Medical Clinic, we take the time to get to know each patient so that we can develop a customized treatment plan that’s tailored to his or her specific needs, lifestyle, and goals.

I truly wish I could give them more than just 5 stars!

"I couldn’t have asked for better care for my son than from the staff at Tahoe Fracture and Orthopedic. From the receptionist all the way up to the surgeon, we were treated with the utmost respect, kindness, patience, and care. They were not only quick to get him in for an examination, but were amazingly quick to fit him into the schedule to have his injury treated asap!! Thanks to them, my son is now on the road to recovery. I truly wish I could give them more than just five stars!"

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Thanks Doc!

"Dr. Mike Fry is a wonderful doctor and caring person. When I saw him for the first time, he held my hand and said, “I’m going to make you well”, and he did! I had back surgery 2.5 years ago and still doing great. Thanks Doc!"

We were deeply impressed with the entire experience.

"We were deeply impressed with the entire experience. Candace should be commended for her work ethic. Also my experience with the x-ray tech was outstanding. I would not change anything."

Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent.

"My entire experience was just as good as I had planned…a great day! Dr. Fry and the entire staff were excellent. Thanks a lot!"

I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life.

"Dr. Jones and his staff through the surgical procedures and other methods they have performed over the years have enhanced my daily living experience dramatically. I am leading a more productive life without the daily pain I dealt with in the past. I cannot express how much of a difference this has made in my life."