A broken ankle indicates that your body’s key to stability has fractured into one or more piece. Orthopedic ankle care aims to bind those bones back together, along with the surrounding ligaments and tendons. Your broken ankle may be a simple injury or a complex condition where bones and joints are out of alignment as well as broken.
Other ankle fracture complications may include arthritis, bone infection, compartment syndrome, nerve injury, or blood vessel damage. To assess an ankle fracture, the orthopedic specialist completes full diagnostic testing with equipment such as X-rays, bone scans, CT scans, or MRIs.
Orthopedic surgery to repair ankle fracture often relies on open reduction surgery to put the broken ankles bones back together. Then, internal fixation with metal plates and screws holds the bones in place to allow healing to occur. An alternative procedure could involve ankle tightrope fixation. This implant technology features a fiberwire suture and two buttons to avoid complication with screws
Dr David Miller’s Special Interest Areas :
- Ankle Fractures
- Talus Fractures
- Calcaneal Fractures
- Midfoot Fractures
- Lisfranc Injuries
- Toe Fractures