Ankle Surgery Specialist

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates

Orthopedic Surgeon & Foot and Ankle Surgeon located in Edmond, OK

Though medical interventions can help many ankle problems, if you have a complex fracture, deformity, or instability of your ankle, you may need ankle surgery. Orthopedic surgeon Joel Davis, MD, and the team at Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates in Edmond, Oklahoma, perform ankle surgery to fix many ankle problems. Call the office or schedule an appointment online with the surgical experts today.

Ankle Surgery Q & A

What is ankle surgery?

Ankle surgery includes any procedure your surgeon at Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates performs to remedy your ankle problem. Most ankle conditions improve with conservative care.

However, surgery may be needed when conservative care fails to ease your ankle pain, or you have a nonhealing ankle condition. 

What conditions benefit from ankle surgery?

The Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates team performs ankle surgery for many conditions that affect the ankle. You may need ankle surgery for your:

  • Ruptured Achilles tendon
  • Complex ankle fracture
  • Chronic ankle sprain and instability
  • Ankle arthritis
  • Ankle deformity
  • Chronic tendonitis
  • Os trigonum syndrome  — extra bone that forms behind the ankle bone
  • Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) — softening of the cartilage in the ankle joint

The types of ankle surgery you need depend on your diagnosis.

What are the types of ankle surgery?

Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates is a state-of-the-art orthopedic surgical practice. The team uses the most advanced tools and equipment when performing ankle surgery, so you get the best outcomes.

Types of ankle surgery include:

Ankle arthroscopy

Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical technique orthopedic surgeons use to diagnose and treat many ankle problems, including sports injuries, arthritis, and chronic ankle problems.

Ankle fusion

During an ankle fusion, your orthopedic surgeon at Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates removes the damaged portions of your ankle joint and fuses the bones with metal plates and screws.

Ankle replacement

Your surgeon removes the damaged portion of your ankle joint during an ankle replacement and replaces it with prosthetic pieces. 

Tendon surgery

For tendon tears or chronic tendonitis, your surgeon performs tendon surgery. These procedures may be simple and include removing the damaged tendon or, more complex, requiring a tendon transfer. 

Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction

For chronic ankle instability, your surgeon may perform ligament reconstruction. During this procedure, they tighten and reinforce the loose ligaments to restore ankle stability. 

Following your ankle surgery, the team provides specific instructions regarding mobility and weight-bearing activities. Though results and recovery times vary, you may resume most of your usual activities about 6-8 weeks after your ankle surgery.

For expert ankle care from a highly experienced team, call Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Associates or schedule an appointment online today.