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What are the different types of ankle surgery?

There are several types of ankle repair surgery, including:

Ankle arthroscopy

This is a minimally invasive procedure for treating loose bone fragments, torn ligaments, and damaged cartilage. Your surgeon makes a small incision and inserts a tube with a fiber-optic camera to repair the ankle using the live video feed. This ensures less postoperative discomfort and a faster recovery.

Ankle fusion (ankle arthrodesis)

This treatment is used for patients with an ankle fracture or severe arthritis. During ankle fusion, your doctor removes damaged tissue and permanently secures the ankle bones together using metal plates and screws to encourage the bones to fuse naturally.

Ankle replacement

An ankle replacement involves removing the deteriorated sections of the ankle bone and the placement of an artificial ankle. This procedure is typically prescribed for individuals with advanced arthritis.

Ankle fracture repair surgery

If you break or fracture your ankle in an accident, your doctor needs to reposition the broken bone fragments and stabilize them with metal screws and plates to foster natural healing.

Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction

This procedure is used to tighten stretched or torn ligaments to improve stability. The surgeon either secures the affected ligament with stitches or replaces the damaged ligament with a tendon.

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