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ANKLE SURGERY

The following topics are only a few of the elective procedures that I routinely perform.

Ankle instability

Patients who have frequent inversion or twisting injuries of their ankle can often have a disrupted lateral ligament complex. If prolonged physiotherapy and bracing fails to prevent recurrence of ankle sprains reconstruction of the ligaments may be indicated

The surgery can be performed by “key hole” techniques in combination with open techniques.

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Ankle arthroscopy

Keyhole surgery for the ankle can act as a diagnostic tool as well as therapeutic. Cartilage lesions and bony outgrowths (osteophytes) that limit range of movement can be addressed.

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Ankle Fusions

Advanced arthritis of the ankle can be treated with a fusion. Patients are left with a gait that is close to normal.

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