Ankle Surgery in Frisco, TX
Performance Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine will always try non-surgical treatment options first. However, if conditions such as arthritis do not show good progress with nonsurgical treatment options, surgical treatment might be suggested.
Surgical procedures for the ankle include:
- Arthroscopic Debridement
- Arthrodesis (or fusion of the joints)
- Arthroplasty (replacement of the affected joint)
A small fiber optic camera that projects images onto a television monitor called an arthroscope is inserted into the joint so that the orthopedic surgeon can look at the joint area and diagnose any issues. Other instruments such as probes or forceps may be fitted at the end of arthroscopes in order to clean the joint area of excess foreign or inflamed tissues or even spurs. This is especially helpful if arthritis is in its early stages.
Arthrodesis or Bone Fusion Surgery
Arthrodesis is a surgery that fuses the bones of the joint to make one bone. Typically pins, plates, and screws are used to hold the bones in position for the fusion, and bone grafts are used if the patient has experienced any bone loss.
Arthroplasty or Joint Replacement
An arthroplasty is a surgical procedure in which the injured ankle joint is replaced with a prosthesis or artificial implant, which offers improved mobility and less stress to surrounding joints. Surgeons may recommend ankle replacement surgery if they have:
- Destroyed Joint Surfaces
- Advanced Arthritis
- Another Ankle Condition that Impedes Daily Life
- Surgical Recovery
Recovery time can vary depending on the severity and complexity of the procedure and your condition prior to surgery.
Long-term pain relief may outweigh the inconvenience of the recovery period, but it is an important decision to make. Our physicians always make sure to discuss all treatment options to figure out what best suits each patient.
Our Clinic Is Accepting New Patients
We are currently accepting new patients. To schedule an appointment, please call our Frisco clinic at (214) 705-2861.