Do I have to get referred by my gp to ortho to have ankle ligament surgery?

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.

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Do I have to a referral from my pcp to have ankle ligament surgery?

Depends. It really depends on the type of insurance you have. Some insurances allow direct access to specialists without a pcp referral and others require pcp referral. Check with your insurance company. Btw, it is always a good idea to let your pcp know what you are doing when it comes to your health. Read more...
Depends. Your insurance plan may require it. The reason you might ask for one though is that you are likely to be referred to a local provider with whom the pcp has worked with in the past. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
Talk to your surgeon. Be sure that you have all of your concerns addressed by your surgeon pre-operatively. Be sure to follow all of your surgeon's recommendations on post operative weightbearing status, medication and follow up care. If you have questions or concerns after surgery, call the office for advice. Read more...

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...

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...

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...
Repair stability. Ankle ligament surgery involves repairing your existing ligaments to strengthen and add stability to your ankle. There are many types of surgery involved with the ankle including arthroscopic which may be accomplished through very small incisions. Read more...
See below. It is the lengthening, shortening, retorting or stabilizing of any ligament that crosses the ankle joint. Read more...