Ankle Surgery in India
The services provided by consultants of The Joint Clinic are at par with the highest standard of Orthopaedic care. All the consultants have been trained by world renowned surgeons from United Kingdom and Australia and have excellent surgical experience.
- Ankle Arthroscopy
- Arthroscopic removal of bone spurs (Footballer’s ankle/Ankle impingement)
- Arthroscopic ankle fusion
- Arthroscopic treatment of osteochondritis dessicans
- Ligament reconstruction for sprained unstable ankles
- Ankle Replacement
- Achiles Tendon Repairs
Ankle arthroscopy is performed for the surgical evaluation and treatment of a variety of ankle conditions. Arthroscopic surgery can have a quicker recovery and less scarring, less pain than traditional open surgery. You may need ankle arthroscopy if you have debris in your ankle from torn cartilage or from a bone chip. Also, if there is ligament damage from a severely sprained ankle, arthroscopy can evaluate the extent of damage and repair it. Arthroscopic techniques are also used to fuse an arthritic ankle.
Arthroscopic Ankle Fusion
Ankle Arthrodesis fuses the bones of the joint completely, making one continuous bone out of two bones. The goal of the procedure is to reduce pain by eliminating motion in the arthritic joint. During arthrodesis, the doctor removes the damaged cartilage and then uses screws to fix the joint in a permanent position. Over time, the bones fuse or grow together, just like two ends of a broken bone grow together as it heals. By removing the joint, the pain disappears.
This surgery was earlier done by open methods with a high complication rate. Arthroscopy scpecialists at The Joint Clinic prefer to do it with arthroscopic techniques minimising complications and optimising the results.
Arthroscopic Treatment Of Osteochondritis Dessicans
Surgery for osteochondritis usually involves removing the loose fragment of cartilage and bone from the ankle joint and drilling small holes in the injured bone. When the fragment is removed, a defect shaped like a small crater is left in the talus bone. It is this area where the drill holes are made. The drill holes allow new blood vessels to grow into the defect and help to form scar tissue to fill the area. Eventually this new scar tissue smoothes out the defect and allows the ankle to move more easily. At The Joint Clinic we routinely perform this surgery with arthroscopic techniques.
Ligament Reconstruction For Sprained Unstable Ankles
Surgical treatment for ankle sprains is rare. Surgery is reserved for injuries that fail to respond to nonsurgical treatment, and for persistent instability after months of rehabilitation and non-surgical treatment. In this surgery, we repair the torn ligament with stitches or suture, or use other ligaments and/or tendons found in the foot and around the ankle to repair the damaged ligaments.
Total ankle replacement (also called ankle arthroplasty) is a surgical option for patients with arthritis of the ankle. This operation can relieve pain and maintain motion in the arthritic ankle joint and is an alternative to arthrodesis (ankle fusion) which can relieve pain but eliminates motion in the joint. Although it does not have the same long-term track record of hip or knee replacement shorter-term studies on ankle replacement look very promising.
Achiles Tendon Repairs
The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run, and jump.
Although the Achilles tendon can withstand great stresses from running and jumping, it is vulnerable to injury. A rupture of the tendon is a tearing and separation of the tendon fibers so that the tendon can no longer perform its normal function. Complete tears of the Achiles Tendon in young active individuals require surgical repair to restore ankle function.