Ankle Surgery

A fractured ankle signifies that the fundamental component of your body’s stability has shattered into multiple fragments. The goal of orthopaedic ankle treatment is to reconnect these broken bones, as well as the adjacent ligaments and tendons. Your fractured ankle can range from a straightforward injury to a more intricate situation where the bones and joints are not only broken but also misaligned.

Ankle fractures can lead to various complications, including arthritis, bone infection, compartment syndrome, nerve injury, or damage to blood vessels. To evaluate an ankle fracture, the orthopaedic  specialist conducts thorough diagnostic testing using radiological investigations such as x-rays, bone scans, CT scans, or MRI scans.

Orthopaedic surgeons frequently use open reduction surgery to repair ankle fractures by realigning the broken bones. This procedure is followed by internal fixation, in which metal plates and screws are used to stabilize the bones and facilitate the healing process.

Ankle fusion, which is also referred to as arthrodesis, involves the fusion of the bones in the ankle joint to create a single solid structure. The process requires orthopaedic surgery to implant plates, pins, and screws that hold the ankle in place. In cases where there is bone loss, bone grafts might be used to provide stability to the ankle.