Ankle Ligament Repair

If you are seeking treatment for an ankle sprain or are experiencing chronic ankle instability, schedule a consultation with one of our expert healthcare professionals at Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center located in the Greater Columbus, Ohio area! Our doctors offer expert care and personalized treatment options to help you regain mobility and return to your daily activities.

Do I Need Surgery?

Visiting an orthopedic surgeon doesn’t mean that surgery is necessary. Our orthopedic doctors always prefer to use non-surgical procedures to treat injuries.

What Our Patients Say

“Sincerely takes interest in what’s going on and how he can resolve your problem. If it is something out of his scope of practice he knows exactly who to refer you to for help. He did surgery on my achilles and heel spur back in 2021 and did an awesome job. So what better place to start when you are having a feet issues!” — Kathy D.

Ankle ligament repair is a specialized surgical procedure that aims to restore stability and function to the ankle joint after a severe sprain or sports injury

Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, affecting individuals of all ages and activity levels. While most ankle sprains heal on their own with conservative treatment, some cases may require surgical intervention to repair damaged ankle ligaments.

What Is Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Surgery?

Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction surgery is a surgical procedure performed to repair or reconstruct the ligaments that support the outside or lateral side of the ankle joint. 

The most commonly injured ligament in ankle sprains is the anterior talofibular ligament, which connects the talus bone to the fibula bone. The calcaneofibular ligament, which connects the calcaneus bone to the fibula bone, is also frequently involved in ankle sprains. Over time, these ligaments can become weakened or stretched, leading to chronic ankle instability.

A man with an ankle injury requiring ankle ligament repair.

Why Is Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Performed?

A podiatrist examining his patient before ankle ligament reconstruction surgery.

Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction surgery is a procedure that is commonly performed to treat individuals who have suffered from repeated ankle sprains or torn ligaments, resulting in an unstable ankle and chronic pain.

This procedure can help to repair or reconstruct damaged ligaments, stabilize the ankle joint, and reduce chronic pain, allowing individuals to return to their daily activities with improved mobility, decreased ankle pain, and reduced risk of further injury.

What Conditions Does a Foot and Ankle Ligament Surgery Treat?

Foot and ankle ligament surgery is a medical procedure used to treat various foot and ankle conditions affecting the ligaments, tendons, and bones of the foot and ankle.

Some of the conditions that foot and ankle ligament surgery can treat include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendon injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Ligament tears
  • Bunions

What Is Involved in Foot and Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Surgery?

During a lateral ankle ligament reconstruction, the surgeon will typically make an incision along the outer ankle and identify the damaged ligaments. The damaged ligaments will then be removed or repaired.

A graft may be used to reconstruct the ligaments if they cannot be repaired. The graft may be taken from another part of the patient’s body, such as the hamstring tendon, or it may be a synthetic material.

What Can I Expect After a Foot and Ankle Ligament Reconstruction?

After the ligament reconstruction, the patient will typically need to wear a cast or brace for several weeks to protect the ankle while it heals. Physical therapy may also be necessary to help restore strength and range of motion to the ankle joint.

What Are the Benefits of Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Surgery?

There are several benefits of undergoing ankle ligament reconstruction surgery, including:

  • Improved stability
  • Reduced pain
  • Improved range of motion
  • Faster recovery time
  • Reduced risk of future injuries
  • Improved quality of life

Call Our Specialists Today!

If you are experiencing chronic ankle pain or instability, schedule a consultation with one of our healthcare professionals at Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center to determine if ankle ligament reconstruction surgery may be an appropriate treatment option for you.

At Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Center, located in Columbus, OH, we specialize in ankle ligament repair and offer personalized treatment options to help our patients regain mobility and return to their daily activities. Contact us today to schedule an appointment!

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