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Did I need surgery for a tear a ligament in my ankle?

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In brief: Maybe

It depends on injury you had, whether the area is stable and how much of the ligament is torn.

In brief: Maybe

It depends on injury you had, whether the area is stable and how much of the ligament is torn.
Dr. Arnold Beresh
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Dr. TRUC DAO
Psychiatry

In brief: Ligament tear

There are may degrees of tear. A sprained ankle always involve the tear of thousands or hundreds of thousands of ligament fibers.
A cast sometime is needed to immobilize the ankle 100% so to facilitate recovery (cast for 3 weeks to 1 month, once indicated). A surgery is needed when there tear is so severe (that the ankle can remain very unstable forever) that the ankle lost its function.

In brief: Ligament tear

There are may degrees of tear. A sprained ankle always involve the tear of thousands or hundreds of thousands of ligament fibers.
A cast sometime is needed to immobilize the ankle 100% so to facilitate recovery (cast for 3 weeks to 1 month, once indicated). A surgery is needed when there tear is so severe (that the ankle can remain very unstable forever) that the ankle lost its function.
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