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Can being in hip traction for a hip arthroscopy cause ankle problems?

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Dr. Stephen Southard
Internal Medicine

In brief: Not likely

While anything is possible, the way that traction is provided during hip arthroscopy minimizes excessive force to the foot/ankle and has the foot in a rather anatomically neutral position.
Be aware, that chronic - or even acute - hip problems are more likely to lead to ankle problems due to the changes in our gait(how we walk) from pain or range of motion limitations.

In brief: Not likely

While anything is possible, the way that traction is provided during hip arthroscopy minimizes excessive force to the foot/ankle and has the foot in a rather anatomically neutral position.
Be aware, that chronic - or even acute - hip problems are more likely to lead to ankle problems due to the changes in our gait(how we walk) from pain or range of motion limitations.
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