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By Premier Podiatry
April 11, 2018
Category: Podiatry
Tags: Ankle Surgery  

Your ankles provide much-needed support to your legs, feet, and the entire weight of your body. When there’s a fracture, sprain, strain, orankle surgery instability, patients quickly learn just how important their ankles are when it comes to participating in physical activity. In some cases, an ankle injury may require surgery. Explore the reasons why a podiatrist at Premier Podiatry in Marietta, GA might recommend ankle surgery.

Ankle Health and Function
The ankle is a joint that connects your leg to your foot. It is made up of three bones and ligaments that keep them together. The ankle gives you range of motion and support when running, walking, and jumping. It allows you to move the top of your foot upward toward your leg and bend downward toward the floor. Because it is so essential to your daily activities, the ankle is vulnerable to injuries, particularly in athletes. Common ankle injuries include sprains, fractures, and ligament tears. Ankle instability is a weakness in the joint that often is associated with past sprains or injuries.

Reasons Why You May Need Surgery
Physical therapy,  ankle wrapping , bracing, and other non-invasive procedures often help with ankle problems. But if any of the following issues apply, you may need to discuss ankle surgery with your Marietta podiatrist:

- There is a bone fracture that has not healed after a long period of time, or a reoccurring fracture.
- There is severe ankle instability that makes it difficult to walk or stand.
- The ligaments connecting the ankle are inflamed or torn.
- Non-surgical solutions don’t provide ample healing.

Types of Ankle Surgery
The type of ankle surgery your podiatrist recommends depends on your specific ailment. These are a few of the most common types of ankle surgery:

- Ankle fracture surgery (ankle bone is fused together so that it can heal properly).
- Achilles tendinosis surgery (damaged tendon is removed).
- Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction (repairs ankle instability).
- Ankle cheilectomy (bone spur removal).
- Total ankle arthroplasty (ankle is rebuilt using an implant).

Consult a Podiatrist
Find out from a Marietta, GA podiatrist if your ankle issue can be repaired with therapy or if you need ankle surgery. Call (770) 971-9820 today for an appointment with Dr. Trevor Beach or Dr. I. Cristina Verlezza.


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Premier Podiatry
1200 Johnson Ferry RD
STE 150, Marietta GA 30068
(770) 971-9820