The ankle and foot are comprised of a complex network of bones, ligaments, tendons and soft tissue that give us the ability to both stand and move about in an upright position. Injuries to the these lower extremities can be quite painful making it difficult to walk, run or perform daily tasks. Schedule a consultation with a Coastal Orthopedic Associates' doctor today to determine the extent of your injuries. Ankle surgery is indicated when the conservative approach (i.e. - rest, ice, compression, elevation and medications) fails to restore normal function or provide a satisfactory outcome. Ankle surgeries are classified as either anatomical reconstructions using a direct repair or non-anatomical reconstructions by tenodesis.

Joint instability, accident impact injuries and arthritic pain are the most common reasons for considering ankle surgery to include:

  • ankle replacement surgery
  • non-anatomic repair (tenodesis)
  • ankle fusion surgery
  • lateral ligament reconstruction

NOTE: The Brostrom-Evans-Gould technique is a hybrid of both anatomic and non-anatomic techniques. It involves shortening and overlapping the damaged elongated lateral ankle ligaments to improve stability while retaining full range of motion.

If you have recurring ankle pain, swelling or joint instability, use our website's Request an Appointment form or call us at (904) 269-1930 to learn about any ankle surgery.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on this website is an educational resource. It is not intended to serve as a recommendation for the treatment or management of any medical condition. All decisions involving medical procedures or surgery should be made in conjunction with your physician or orthopedic surgeon.