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What do you do during torn ankle ligament surgery?

What do you do during torn ankle ligament surgery?

Repair ligament: The most common procedure is the modified brostrum, which sews the ends of the ligaments back together. Other procedures use a section of tendon from a muscle or cadaver graft. Recovery can be from 5-8 months including casting for 2-3 months. I actually have developed a new procedure that creates a new ligament. With a recovery time of 2 months with no casting. ...Read more

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Ankle Ligament Surgery (Definition)

Ankle ligaments can be a pretty involved procedure, using tendons to replace torn ligaments, looping them through bone, or it could just involve repairing the torn ligament(s), depending on the extent of the injury and the activity of the patient. Couch potatoes don't need the same level of reconstruction as athletes. Discuss ...Read more


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What is torn ankle ligament surgery like; painful?

What is torn ankle ligament surgery like; painful?

Can Be: Any surgery can be painful. A torn ligament or sprain can be very painful. Some people tell me it is worse than when they broke it. Most ligament injuries do not require surgery. Depending on the type a cast, boot or brace may be used in the early treatment with ice and elevation. Physical therapy is important to gain motion, strength and balance back to hopefully prevent injury. ...Read more

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When is ankle ligament surgery neccassory?

When: It does not heal by conservative treatment or if the damage is too sever. ...Read more

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How long is ankle ligament surgery recovery time?

How long is ankle ligament surgery recovery time?

5-8 months: Depending on the actual procedure that is done, most people are nonweightbearing in a cast for 4-6 weeks then weightbearing cast for 4-6 weeks, then pt. Most are not running for 5 months or longer. I have developed a new procedure that the recovery is 1 wk in a orthoboot nwb, 2nd week is weightbearing, 3rd week pt, running by 5-6 weeks. ...Read more

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What is the usual recovery time for ankle ligament surgery?

Depends: There are several ankle ligaments that can be torn from an injury. In general, the first month you are in a cast or boot to allow healing. Your doctor will progress you to a brace and physical therapy when he feels you are ready. "recovery time" depends on your desired activity. Most people are resuming their desired activity within 4-6 months...High impact 6-12. Bike, swim, walk earlier. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: ankle ligament surgery?

What is the definition or description of: ankle ligament surgery?

Surgical repair of: Ankle ligaments can be a pretty involved procedure, using tendons to replace torn ligaments, looping them through bone, or it could just involve repairing the torn ligament(s), depending on the extent of the injury and the activity of the patient. Couch potatoes don't need the same level of reconstruction as athletes. Discuss options with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Ankle ligament surgery recovery. How many weeks of pt is needed afterwards?

Depends on type: The recovery depends on the kind of ligament surgery you had. In general the first month after you are in a boot or cast to allow healing to occur. You will progress to a brace, your dr. May start out with simple home exercises first. Formal physical therapy is typically 1-3 months depending on the progress. Full recovery takes 6-12 months. Don't forget to ice and elevate! ...Read more

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I am nervous for my 'reconstructive ankle ligament surgery' tomorrow. Advice?

I am nervous for my 'reconstructive ankle ligament surgery' tomorrow. Advice?

I would be nervous: If i will be you, but if know your physician and trust him that should clam your nervousness. I t is will established surgery. ...Read more

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I'm worried about the recovery process from ankle ligament surgery. Should i be?

If concerned: Then talk to your doctor. You have not given any facts as to why you are concerned. ...Read more

Ligament (Definition)

A fibrous band of tissue that connects one bone to another. They hold joints in place. Dr. Fox's trivia test: what one bone is the only one ...Read more