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A 16-year-old female asked:

Can i get surgery for soft tissue damage on ankle-injury from 5yrs ago.pain can be 9/10,been to orthopaedic doctor and no relief.thanks for your time?

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Dr. Scott Keith
Podiatry 44 years experience
Look for experience.: You certainly can. The ankle needs to be properly evaluated and part of the evaluation is to determine the exact nature and cause of the trauma, the so called mechanism of injury. There will undoubtedly be some extensive imagery taken to assess the degree of damage of the involved tissue. You need the expertise of an experienced ankle surgeon and that is the most important component of the fix.

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Last updated Jul 12, 2017

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