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Ankle ligament injury treatment

Torn ankle ligaments: rehabilitation first

Based on your diagnosis, we offer the appropriate treatment that is right for you. In many cases, we are able to treat the ligament tear in the ankle joint effectively using conservative methods. This may mean crutches, ankle splint, braces or even a walker boot. Physiotherapy is key to rehabilitate your ankle.

In a low ankle sprain or ligament injury, surgical treatment may be considered if there are persisting symptoms despite conservative treatment. For an unstable syndesmosis or in cases of a high ankle sprain surgery is often the best solution.

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Torn ankle ligament: surgery if the joint remains unstable

In up to 20% of ligament injuries in low ankle sprains, there may be persisting ankle instability despite physiotherapy. If this is the case then surgery to repair the ligaments may be an option. This is known as a Broström lateral ligament repair. This is an open operation through a small cut or incision on the outer side of your ankle and the torn ligaments are repaired. Small metal pins may be used to anchor the ligaments to the bone.

You will need a period of six weeks in a boot to allow the ligaments to fully heal. In that time you may use crutches initially. Ankle ligament surgery is very successful in restoring stability and in most cases, the ligaments heal without any problems.

Start your treatment journey today. For fast access to exceptional private healthcare at Schoen Clinic London, just use your health insurance or fund your own treatment.