Foot & Ankle

Many Foot and Ankle conditions can be treated through conservative methods, but some may require surgery to effectively relieve pain and restore function to the joint. Your doctor will decide which type of treatment is best for you after a thorough evaluation of your condition.
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What is an Ankle Sprain?

An ankle sprain is a tearing of one’s ankle ligaments. Ankle sprains most commonly occur on the outside portion of the ankle. Ankle sprains are extremely common injuries that affect many people while performing a wide range of activities. Although an ankle sprain may occur simultaneously with an ankle fracture, they most frequently occur in isolation.

You might have an Ankle Sprain if…

  • You experience pain immediately after ‘twisting’ your ankle
  • You experience varying forms of bruising under the skin
  • You are unable, in the event of a more severe sprain, to place weight on your foot

What is an Achilles Rupture?

An achilles rupture is a condition that injures the back of the lower leg. Achilles ruptures frequently occur in people who play recreational sports. An overstretch of the achilles tendon, can lead to either a partial or complete tear. Although surgery is often the best option to repair an achilles rupture, non surgical treatments can be equally viable and effective.

You might have an Achilles Rupture if…

  • You have pain (sometimes severe) and/or swelling near your heel
  • You are unable to bend your foot downward or ‘push off’ your injured leg while walking
  • You are unable to stand on the toes of your affected leg
  • You hear a popping and/or snapping sound during the onset of the injury

 

What is Ankle Arthroscopy?

An ankle arthroscopy is a procedure used to examine, diagnose, and treat problems inside the ankle joint. Your surgeon will insert a small camera into the ankle joint to capture and display images that will be used to guide the procedure. The methods for ankle arthroscopy are less involved than those required for standard, open surgery, and therefore result in reduced pain and a shorter recovery time period.

You might have Ankle Arthroscopy if…

  • You experience persistent age and/or wear-and-tear-related ankle damage
  • You have a painful condition that is unresponsive to nonsurgical treatment

What is Achilles Tendon Repair?

Achilles tendon repair is a surgery aimed to restore achilles tendon function following a critical injury in order to ensure the patient’s ability to walk. Achilles tendon repair reconnects calf muscles with the heel bone to achieve the restoration of ‘push-off’ ability.

You might need Achilles Tendon Repair if…

  • You suffer from an acute or chronic achilles tendon rupture
  • You suffer from pain and limited movement that debilitates your otherwise active lifestyle

 

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