PROCEDURES

LATERAL LIGAMENT REPAIR

LATERAL LIGAMENT REPAIR

A lateral ligament repair involves repairing the lateral ligaments of the ankle due to instability.  The most common cause of ankle instability is an ankle sprain that damages the ligament and it does not heal.  Repetitive ankle sprains are also a cause as the ligament continues to stretch to where it no longer functions to protect the ankle against instability.  The lateral ligament repair involves two ligaments that are repaired back to the normal tension to stabilize the ankle.  Multiple techniques have been developed for this procedure.  New technology has also been implemented to augment the repair.  This includes the Internal Brace from Arthrex.  This device has allowed patients to recover faster and return to their sport or activities sooner.

At Dr. Chad Kennedy Orthopedic Surgery our we focus on orthopedic repair and reconstruction surgeries for the whole musculoskeletal system, from repairing complex bone fractures to decompressing damaged nerves.

Once a patient’s condition or injury has been diagnosed, we will discuss all treatment options. Depending on the severity of the condition and the patient’s individual situation, these can include medicine, rehabilitation, nonsurgical injections and procedures, immobilization, and surgery.

Orthopedic surgeries can address and correct problems that occur at birth, through injury or as a result of aging, unexpected personal injury or athletic injuries. Depending on the type of surgery, it may be performed under general or local anesthetics.

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