Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
The goal of this surgery is to restore normal stability to the ankle. This should also fix a patient’s feeling that the ankle “gives way” and any pain that is associated with an unstable ankleSurgery is considered when you have an unstable ankle that does not respond to nonsurgical treatment. Six months of nonsurgical treatment is often recommended before surgery. A physical examination will show that the ankle is unstable, and X-rays are sometimes used to help with the diagnosis.
Ankle ligament reconstruction is a surgical treatment for chronic ankle instability when ligaments are stretched or torn (sprained ankle). If ankle instability following rupture of the ligaments has not responded to conservative treatment (including physical therapy), the foot and ankle specialist is able to suture the ligaments