Ankle surgery is recommended for serious injuries or chronic conditions that don’t respond to conservative, noninvasive treatment methods. For most conditions, this means all other remedies have been tried but have not been successful enough to eliminate your pain or restore your joint to full strength. This is often the case for chronic ankle arthritis or instability. On the other hand, some serious injuries need prompt surgical intervention because the tissues won’t heal otherwise. Dislocated fractures and ruptured ligaments are a couple of these. These separated tissues often end up being pinned or screwed in place so they will heal correctly.
Our team at Martin Foot and Ankle can help you decide if surgery will benefit your ankles or not. Often the type of surgery matters, too, so we’ll determine what procedure would help your joints the most. If you’re concerned you may need surgery, let us know and see how our experts can help. Just call (717) 757-3537 or use the website request form to make an appointment with us at our York, Hanover, Lancaster and Lititz, PA offices.