Most of the times good conservative treatment will help to restore full function and stability of the ankle joint. Sometimes an undetected injury not only to the ligaments but to a joint, bone or tendons might be responsible for persistent symptoms and therefore needs further investigation like an MRI scan. Depending on the results and the success of the conservative treatment a small operation to stabilise the ligaments might be needed. Normally the patient’s own ligaments are repaired and this provides good stability. In the rare case of very worn out ligaments, an additional artificial graft can be used to increase the stability of the repair and this will allow restoring good function of the ankle. Postoperatively good rehab is needed and we will work closely with the physiotherapist in charge to ensure the best recovery possible.
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Foot and Ankle Conditions
Mr Klinke treats a range of common foot and ankle conditions. You can view the conditions and treatments by selecting from the list below.