Category Archives: Procedures

Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction Overview This procedure is performed to correct chronic ankle instability that has not responded to treatment such as physical therapy. Ankle instability occurs when ligaments are stretched or torn. A simple repair, known as the Bröstrom-Gould technique, is ideal for athletes who need to retain full range of motion. Incision A […]

Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture

Surgery for Achilles Tendon Rupture Overview This surgical procedure is used to repair a ruptured Achilles tendon, the large tendon that travels down the back of the ankle. This procedure will help the tendon heal properly, restoring function to the foot and ankle. Preparation The patient is positioned so that the back of the ankle […]

ZipTight Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis

ZipTight„¢ Fixation for Ankle Syndesmosis Overview This technique is used to stabilize an ankle after injury. It can be used to repair a high ankle sprain, which damages the soft tissue structures between the tibia and fibula and causes these bones to separate. It can also be used to stabilize a fracture of the fibula. […]

Achilles Tendon Lengthening

Achilles Tendon Lengthening Overview This procedure is designed to treat problems with the Achilles tendon, such as chronic tendonitis or a short or contracted Achilles tendon. A series of cuts is created in the tendon to allow it to stretch and lengthen. Preparation The patient is positioned so that the back of the ankle is […]

Ankle Fracture Surgery

Ankle Fracture Surgery Overview This surgical procedure is used to correct a fracture of the fibula or tibia in the ankle joint. The procedure involves attachment of a fixation plate made of stainless steel or titanium to the fibula and use of screws or fixation plate on the tibia to stabilize the bones and allow […]

Ankle Fusion, Transfibular

Ankle Fusion, Transfibular Overview This surgical procedure is performed to treat severe arthritis or injury of the ankle joint. During the procedure, the surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage and fuses the joint. This stabilizes the ankle and relieves pain. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient is positioned and general anesthesia is administered. […]

Debridement of the Achilles Tendon

Debridement of the Achilles Tendon Overview This outpatient procedure is designed to repair a damaged Achilles tendon. During the procedure, injured and scarred tissue is removed. This can reduce or eliminate the pain of tendinitis. Preparation In preparation for the procedure, the patient is anesthetized and positioned. The surgical site is cleansed with an antiseptic […]