This surgery corrects uneven creeks in your ankle, which may occur in the fibula, tibia or both. The ankle will be stabilized, have loose pieces of bone removed, and the surgeon may place a type of implant such as a screw, plate or rod in order to heal the bone and stabilize the ankle.
This procedure effectively stimulates the growth of fibrocartilage in a joint. This type of cartilage is dense, and acts to fill in areas where other cartilage has worn away. When removing the damaged cartilage in a joint, your surgeon will create small holes on the surface of the exposed bone, which trigger a healing response from the body to begin naturally healing the area.
The achilie’s tendon is the large tendon that travels down the back of the ankle. When the tendon is ruptured, your surgeon will make an incision to access it, and gently pull the tendon back together, applying sutures to keep the ends together while they heal.
This procedure involved the removal of damaged cartilage in the ankle, which will allow new, healthy cartilage to grow and take its place. The surgeon uses an arthroscope and small tools in this procedure to remove the damaged cartilage before closing the incisions.