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Case Reports in Orthopedics
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 693124, 4 pages
Case Report

Combined Posterior and Anterior Ankle Arthroscopy

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Kliniek Klein Rosendael, Rosendaalselaan 30, 6891 DG Rozendaal, The Netherlands
2Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, 1105 AZ Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Received 30 June 2012; Accepted 16 September 2012

Academic Editors: K. Erler, D. A. Fisher, M. G. Lykissas, S. Parekh, S. N. Parikh, A. Sakamoto, and T. Tsurumoto

Copyright © 2012 Peter E. Scholten and C. Niek van Dijk. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Treatment of combined anterior and posterior ankle pathology usually consists of either combined anterior and posterior arthrotomies or anterior ankle arthroscopy with an additional posterolateral portal. The first technique bears the risk of complications associated with the extensive exposure, the latter technique provides limited access to the posterior ankle joint. A case is described of combined anterior and posterior arthroscopy, with the patient lying prone and then turned supine, addressing both anterior and posterior ankle pathologies in one tempo. This minimally invasive combined approach allows quick recovery and early return to work and sports activities.