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Torn ligament, surgery helpful for ankle area?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
13 years experience in Podiatry
Good success: If your treatment plan has already included conservative treatment and this has failed, surgery may be indicated. Repair can be achieved in many ways depending on the location of the torn ligament and has good success.
Answered on Aug 6, 2018

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