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Ankle Surgery

Foot and Ankle Specialists located throughout Nebraska
Ankle Surgery

Ankle Surgery services offered throughout Nebraska

If you have a severe ankle injury or crippling disease with ongoing pain, you may be a candidate for ankle surgery at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons located throughout Nebraska. The outstanding podiatrists offer ankle surgery to restore the function and structure of your ankle joint. Call the office nearest you to schedule a consultation, or use the online booking feature today.

Ankle Surgery Q&A

What is ankle surgery?

Ankle surgery at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons uses cutting-edge technologies and procedures to remove, replace, repair, or reconstruct tissues in your ankle joint. Your ankle consists of bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, and cartilage that connects your foot to your lower leg. Ankle pain may result due to a disease, injury, or age-related wear.

Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons offers ankle replacement for arthritic joint degeneration, ankle reconstruction, fracture repair, and other highly effective ankle surgeries.

Why might I need ankle surgery?

Your provider may suggest ankle surgery if you have severe or ongoing pain associated with:

  • Severe ankle sprain
  • Fractures
  • Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Muscle, ligament, or tendon damage
  • Achilles tendon rupture
  • Degenerative tissue changes

Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons often first recommends you try conservative treatments to reduce pain and enhance healing, but sometimes surgery is the best way to fully restore the affected joint.

How should I prepare for my surgery?

Follow your podiatrist’s instructions before you undergo ankle surgery to ensure the best outcome. They might ask you to avoid food and drink the morning of the procedure and stop taking certain medicines. Make arrangements for someone to drive you home after surgery and stay with you.

What happens during ankle surgery?

Before ankle surgery, you receive anesthesia to numb the treatment area and make you relax or sleep. Your surgeon makes an incision and repairs, removes, fuses, reconstructs, or replaces tissues within your ankle joint before closing the incision and taking you to a recovery area. 

What should I expect when recovering from ankle surgery?

After ankle surgery, you can usually go home the same day. Rest your ankle joint and wear a cast, brace, or boot as instructed during the healing process. You might also need to use crutches. 

Take all medicines as directed, ice the treatment area when needed, and avoid strenuous activity until given permission. Slowly ease back into walking and physical activity as instructed and undergo physical therapy to maximize healing.

See your podiatrist for follow-up visits and call Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons with any questions.

To determine if you need ankle surgery, schedule an appointment at Platte River Foot and Ankle Surgeons by phone or request one online today.