Depending on the issues at hand, surgery may be required to correct a serious deformity of the ankle and its bone structure.
An injury (such as a fracture), birth defects, or normal changes throughout the course of a lifetime are the usual culprits. Diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and neuromuscular conditions may also cause severe foot and ankle deformities that, over time, cause pain and difficulty in walking.
At Cherrywood Foot Care, we are the ankle surgery experts.
We know the many determinant factors contributing to ankle pain and deformity and we know the best solutions. Ankle surgeries emphasize the realignment of the structure either around or after removal of the deformity. Various kinds of internal and external fixation devices—some temporary, others permanent—are often necessary to maintain the appropriate alignment during, and beyond the healing process.
Ankle surgeries vary in complexity, length and severity, yet many of these procedures today can be conducted on a same-day, outpatient basis. Patients need to arrange for another person to take them home afterwards and have a companion stay with them for the first 24 hours following the surgery in case of any complications.
Post-operative instructions, provided by your surgeon at Cherrywood Foot Care, will give you the information you need to care for your recovering ankle following surgery.