Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
At Orthopaedics SA, we provide high-quality care for all of your musculoskeletal needs, including ankle ligament reconstruction surgery, a medical procedure that is used to treat ankle sprains and instability.
Ankle ligaments are tough bands of tissue that connect the bones in the ankle and provide stability to the joint. Ankle ligament injuries are common among athletes and can result in ankle instability, pain, swelling, and a limited range of motion.
In some cases, the ligaments can be repaired using non-surgical methods such as immobilisation and physical therapy. However, when the damage to the ligaments is severe, surgery may be required to restore the stability of the ankle joint. During the surgery, the damaged ligament(s) may be repaired by stitching them back together or by using a tendon graft to replace the damaged tissue. The surgeon may also use screws, plates, or other devices to hold the ankle joint in place while the ligaments heal.
After the surgery, the patient will typically need to wear a cast or a brace for several weeks to protect the ankle and allow it to heal properly. Physical therapy and rehabilitation exercises will also be required to help restore strength, flexibility, and function to the ankle joint. The recovery time can vary depending on the extent of the injury and the type of surgery performed, but most patients can expect to return to their normal activities within a few months.