Ankle Pain and Injury Care at OrthoKnox
Ankle fractures, tendon problems, and ligament sprains can cause pain and disability. The board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeons at OrthoKnox perform ankle surgery, including arthroscopy, for trauma, sports, and degenerative problems.
OrthoKnox also offers onsite physical therapy for foot and ankle pain. Additionally, Dr. David Hovis has done research and published numerous articles on the use of bioabsorbable implants for use in ankle fractures.
Ankle arthroscopy is used to diagnose and treat ankle cartilage, bone, or ligament damage. Because the procedure uses a miniature camera that is inserted through tiny incisions, recovery is faster and less complicated than with open surgical procedures.
Ankle fracture surgery is a very common procedure to restore the anatomy of the ankle joint. Restoring the anatomy precisely is critical to preventing long-term development of post-traumatic arthritis. The type of surgical treatment depends on the location and extent of the fracture. Different surgical options are available and generally include stainless steel hardware, such as plates and screws.