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what is ankle reconstruction surgery like?

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Dr. Robert Leland
31 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Depends: Ankle reconstruction can mean many things ranging from ligament reconstruction to ankle replacement to bony realignment. If you mean ligament reconstruction, this involves either tightening existing ligaments or using tendon grafts to replace deficient ligaments.
Answered on Feb 7, 2015
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Dr. Vinod Panchbhavi
35 years experience Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery
Need specifics: Depends on what exactly is being done. Various procedures around the ankle joint ranging from fixing ankle fractures to correcting deformities and treating arthritic or degenerative conditions when appropriately indicated have a great potential to improve the symptoms and worthwhile.
Answered on Apr 4, 2013

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