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Ankle Surgery

Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC

Podiatry & Foot & Ankle Surgery located in Fort Lee, NJ, Queens, Forest Hills, NY, Gramercy, New York, NY, & Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

If you’ve tried joint injections, pain medications, and other treatments for chronic ankle pain without success, you might be a candidate for ankle surgery. The caring team of orthopedic surgeons and podiatrists at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC have extensive experience performing ankle surgery to address arthritis, bone spurs, cartilage damage, and many other conditions. Ankle surgery consultations are available at all Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC clinics, including Fort Lee, New Jersey, Forest Hills, New York, Gramercy, New York, New York, & East Williamsburg, Brooklyn, New York. To end your struggles with ankle pain, call your nearest office or make an appointment online today.

Ankle Surgery Q & A

Why do I need ankle surgery?

If you’ve already tried conservative treatments for ongoing ankle pain without success, you could be a candidate for ankle surgery. The highly qualified surgeons at Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC have extensive experience doing a number of surgeries designed to address chronic ankle pain.

Some conditions that can be addressed with ankle surgery include:

  • Osteoarthritis and other types of arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Bone spurs
  • Ankle cartilage damage
  • Joint structure deformities

Surgery can also remove scar tissue that has formed in your joint due to an injury. When scar tissue presses into the other parts of your ankle or interferes with regular joint movements, it can lead to chronic (ongoing) ankle pain.

What are the different types of ankle surgery?

The outstanding surgical team at the Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC have expertise performing all types of ankle surgery. Depending on your condition, your surgeon could recommend:

Arthroscopic ankle surgery

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive procedure in which an instrument hooked to a tiny camera called an arthroscope is inserted into your ankle through a tiny incision. Your surgeon can see inside your joint through the camera while using additional instruments to repair or remove damaged tissue.

Arthroscopy is often performed to address scar tissue, bone spurs, or moderate cases of cartilage damage.

Ankle fusion surgery

This procedure involves using screws, plates, or bone grafts to join your shinbone to your ankle bone permanently. It’s often performed in cases of osteoarthritis that have caused significant loss of cartilage. It’s a good option for younger patients as it has faster recovery time and lasts longer than an artificial joint replacement.

Ankle replacement surgery

In this procedure, the damaged bone and connective tissue are completely removed and replaced with an artificial joint made of plastic and metal. Because artificial joints have a limited life and high-impact activities can cause them to break, this option is usually recommended for older patients who don’t participate in high-impact sports or work.

If you think ankle surgery might be right for you, don’t hesitate to schedule a consultation at the Foot and Ankle Center of Fort Lee, LLC.  Call the clinic nearest you or make an appointment online today.