An ankle ligament sprain is an extremely common injury, particularly in the younger, athletic population. Instability is caused by inversion type injuries of the ankle commonly referred to as “rolling” the ankle.
At least half of these injuries, if rehabilitated appropriately, go on to have no further problems with ankle sprains or instability. It is important the rehabilitation is started early and adequately supervised by either a doctor or physiotherapist. The rehabilitation program will gradually progress as the ankle becomes stronger and more stable. This also helps to reduce the risk of reinjury.
This procedure is performed to correct chronic ankle instability that has not responded to treatment such as physical therapy. Ankle instability occurs when ligaments are stretched or torn. A simple repair, known as the Bröstrom-Gould technique, is ideal for athletes who need to retain full range of motion.
This procedure identifies and treats problems in your ankle. With it, the surgeon can access your ankle without creating a large incision.
This minimally-invasive procedure is performed to stimulate the growth of fibrocartilage in an injured joint. Fibrocartilage is a tough, dense, fibrous material that can fill in areas where smooth, glassy cartilage has become damaged or worn away. This procedure may be performed with general or regional anesthesia.
Occasionally it may lead to ongoing symptoms:
There are other potential causes or contributing factors which may be related to your symptoms such as tarsal coalition, generalised ligamentous laxity or high arched foot.
Ultimately the aim is to have the patient return to a normal, active lifestyle.
Symptoms may wax and wane, or worsen. If repetitive, there is risk of fracture, cartilage damage or injury to the peroneal tendons. Eventually ankle joint arthritis may ensue resulting in loss of articular or joint cartilage leading to progressive stiffness/pain/swelling.
Weight-bearing X-rays are required. MRI scans may be required.
Considered if symptoms are progressing and function is decreasing after a trial of non-surgical treatment. Sometimes these procedures may be combined with other procedures.
Depending on the extent and nature of disease, surgical options may include:
All surgery has risks involved, however every effort is made to reduce these risks. Risks include but are not limited to:
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