The ankle is an intricate structure composed of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones, and thus, prone to injury. Sprains and fractures are common, especially among athletes, sometimes requiring surgical repair. Often this may happen after the repeated injury as ligaments, and the structures in the ankle are damaged and weaken over time.
The other leading contributing factor for ankle surgery is arthritis. Weakened cartilage and bone against bone can cause significant pain and swelling. Surgery can be performed to provide relief and correct some of the damage caused by the disease.
It can be challenging to know if you are a candidate for surgery without proper evaluation at our Cary Orthopedic Surgery Center. This article will discuss some signs and symptoms of the necessity of ankle surgery, its benefits, and outcomes.
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