Ankle injuries are one of the most common orthopedic problems, and while many do not lead to ankle surgery, proper diagnosis and treatment requires the expertise of an orthopedic specialist.
An estimated 2.9 million ankle injuries occur in the U.S. each year. While more than a third are sports related, ankle pain can slow down anyone, keeping them from work or simply leading an active, productive life.
At Advanced Orthopedic, ankle surgery is recommended after careful consideration, when other treatment options have been fully considered. The ankle is a very sensitive joint in the body, designed for a limited range of movement, and because it supports and bears the entire weight of the body, can be easily injured. But it also has great capacity – with proper care and treatment – to fully heal.
That’s why it’s so important to work with an ankle doctor who looks at all treatment options, in addition to ankle surgery. Known for their use of advanced and innovative surgical techniques, Advanced Orthopedic’s ankle surgeons are among the most highly trained and respected in Colorado and across the country, having won multiple awards for excellence.
Leaders in their field, the ankle surgeons at Advanced Orthopedic always look to treat ankle injuries starting with conservative treatment options. Using rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory pain relievers as well as solutions like a supportive brace or boot can help many patients recover.
The severity or nature of an injury will drive when ankle surgery is required and the surgery type will depend on many factors, including: injury type and severity, age and activity level. There are a wide variety of ankle surgeries including less invasive surgery to address bunions and hammertoe, as well as more involved procedures including ankle fusion, reconstruction, partial or total ankle replacement and others.
At Advanced Orthopedic, the experienced ankle physicians and surgeons are highly sought after for their innovative therapies and evidence-based treatments. Patients benefit not only from the latest technological advancements and procedures, but from a multidisciplinary approach to delivering world-class compassionate care from diagnosis through rehabilitation. At Advanced Orthopedic, our goal is simple: to be your first and foremost choice for ankle care. Our offices are conveniently located across the front range and it’s easy to make an appointment, contact us today.
Common Ankle Injuries, Disorders, Syndromes & Treatments
Ankle injuries are very common. Most ankle injuries result from straining one of two ankle ligaments (the anterior talofibular ligament and the calcaneofibular ligament.) Many