A Dislocated AnkleIn rare situations we see a condition where the ankle is dislocated. To understand this injury, you must first understand the anatomy of an ankle. The ankle is made up of 3 bones: the fibula, the tibia and the talus. These three bones are in a designed alignment that allows ankle motion. When one or all the bones are injured or broken, this alignment is disrupted and interferes with healing. But breaks are not necessary to have the ankle partially dislocated. In some instances (such as a high ankle sprain) the ligaments are injured and the bones seperate, allowing abnormal motion or partial dislocation of the ankle. If not treated correctly, this can become a chronic problem with chronic ankle pain and swelling.
- Treatment of Fractures or Sprains
- Casting in corrected position
- Custom Ankle Brace to support ankle in new position
- Surgical Repair of High Ankle Sprain
- Surgical Realignment and Tightening of Ligaments
Although multiple options are available, often surgical repair is required especially in high level athletes or people who want to stay active...