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Ankle Fracture Surgery as a Possible Relief Method

Tuesday, 23 January 2024 00:00

An ankle fracture can be a challenging ordeal, demanding careful consideration and, in some cases, surgical intervention. When a fracture is severe or involves multiple bone fragments, surgery becomes a viable option to restore stability and facilitate proper healing. The surgical procedure typically involves realigning the fractured bones and securing them with metal plates, screws, or rods. The goal is to reconstruct the anatomy of the ankle, allowing for optimal recovery and minimizing the risk of long-term complications. Post-surgery, patients enter a rehabilitation phase that involves a gradual return to weight-bearing activities and physical therapy to restore strength and flexibility. If you are considering ankle surgery, it is suggested that you consult a podiatrist who can determine if this is the correct choice for you.

Foot surgery is sometimes necessary to treat a foot ailment. To learn more, contact Dr. Steven Schwartz of Pennsylvania. Our doctor will assist you with all of your foot and ankle needs.

When Is Surgery Necessary?

Foot and ankle surgery is generally reserved for cases in which less invasive, conservative procedures have failed to alleviate the problem. Some of the cases in which surgery may be necessary include:

  • Removing foot deformities like bunions and bone spurs
  • Severe arthritis that has caused bone issues
  • Cosmetic reconstruction

What Types of Surgery Are There?

The type of surgery you receive will depend on the nature of the problem you have. Some of the possible surgeries include:

  • Bunionectomy for painful bunions
  • Surgical fusion for realignment of bones
  • Neuropathy decompression surgery to treat nerve damage

Benefits of Surgery

Although surgery is usually a last resort, it can provide more complete pain relief compared to non-surgical methods and may allow you to finally resume full activity.

Surgical techniques have also become increasingly sophisticated. Techniques like endoscopic surgery allow for smaller incisions and faster recovery times.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact our offices located in Chambersburg, and Mcconnellsburg, PA . We offer the newest diagnostic and treatment technologies for all your foot and ankle needs.

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