Ankle Injury Surgery
The Brostrom-Gould Ankle Stabilisation is a widely used procedure for treatment of lateral ankle sprains, where the ligament on the outside of your ankle is repaired. This would typically be carried out following a twist or sprain to your ankle where the ligament has become torn or stretched. The stretched or injured ligaments are repaired using an Arthrex Ankle Brace, this allows faster recovery. Key-hole ankle surgery may also be performed to treat subsequent damage to a chronic injury. Following surgery you should be able to mobilise almost immediately with the use of an air cast boot, which you’ll need to wear for the first three weeks. The total recovery takes six – eight weeks. Modern fixation techniques with an internal brace and anchors have allowed surgeons to improve the post operative rehabilitation following ankle ligament repair, allowing predictable recovery and a quicker return to sports.
Ankle impingement can develop in the front or back of the ankle region following a sprain. This is where a bony growth forms which restricts range of motion in the ankle.
Anterior Ankle ImpingementAnterior Ankle Impingement, also known as footballer’s ankle, is where the impingement is located at the front of the ankle. Symptoms may include:
- Pain when pulling toes towards your body
- Clicking sensation in the front of your ankle
- Weakness in the ankle