If standing up or taking a step causes you severe pain in your ankle, you may need ankle surgery to fully restore your ability to move.
Dr. Andrew Ebert of Orthopaedic Specialists of Austin, in Austin, TX, is a board-certified surgeon specializing in advanced ankle surgery.
How can Dr. Ebert use the latest and most innovative surgery techniques to restore your ankle's functions so you can get back on your feet?
Is Ankle Pain Common?
Extremely. According to a study by the Journal of Athletic Training (JAT):
If ankle pain from an injury or a condition such as arthritis is not getting better with medication or physical therapy, contact us online to schedule a surgical consultation with Dr. Ebert today, at either our Austin, Lakeway, or Cedar Park, Texas offices. He can help you get your quality of life back.
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Surgery on Your Ankle Can Improve Your Life
Our ankles consist of hard-working bones, muscles, tendons, and ligaments that move up and down and side-to-side. These control how much pressure is placed on our feet when we walk or run.
When a bone is fractured, a ligament is torn, or an ankle joint is damaged, your mobility can be severely limited. A turned ankle can even cause painful bunions on your big toes. Surgery performed by Dr. Ebert at our Austin, Texas surgical center can give you your mobility back by:
- Relieving chronic foot pain
- Improving walking and standing abilities
- Eliminating the need for a cane, walker, wheelchair, or assistance
- Allowing you to exercise again
Ankle Surgery Procedures
This minimally invasive surgery uses a small camera, inserted through an incision, to examine ankle joint and tissue damage caused by injury or arthritis. Fractures, infections, and tears can be treated through the incision, as well. Recovery from arthroscopy is quicker than more complex surgical treatments.
Ankle Joint Replacement
If an ankle joint has been severely damaged by arthritis, total joint replacement surgery may be needed. Dr. Ebert will work with our joint replacement specialists to create a personalized treatment plan that will get you back to normal as quickly as possible, once a high-tech prosthetic ankle joint is in place.
Ankle Fracture Surgery
A fractured ankle bone can be extremely painful and cause swelling, bruising, and mobility issues. Dr. Ebert will use state-of-the-art diagnostic tools to locate your fractured bone and create a customized treatment plan to repair it with surgery.
What Is Ankle Surgery Recovery Like?
This depends on your procedure. For minimally invasive procedures, you may only experience swelling or pain that can be managed with ice packs and medication. More complex procedures may require the use of crutches and wearing a cast for several weeks. Dr. Ebert will discuss recovery instructions with you during your ankle surgery consultation.