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Common conditions we treat
Osteochondral lesions are areas of damage to cartilage and underlying bone in joints. They are commonly found in the ankle on the talus following trauma. Small unstable flaps of cartilage can often be managed arthroscopically with a debridement of the loose cartilage flap and bone […]
Ankle fractures are one of the most common fractures accounting for approximately 9% of all fractures. They range from relatively minor simple avulsion fractures to more complex fractures involving both the tibia and fibula. Not all fractures require surgical treatment but in most cases patients […]
Many ankle problems can now be managed arthroscopically. This means putting a camera and small instruments such as shavers into the joint through two small incisions either anteriorly or posteriorly. One of the advantages of an arthroscopy compared to a traditional open procedure is the […]
Posterior ankle impingement is a condition which occurs with maximal ankle plantarflexion. It usually presents with posterolateral ankle pain. It is seen in dancers in the demi-pointe and full pointe positions, and footballers when leaving the ground in a jump and striking the ball in […]
Lateral ankle sprains are one of the most common sporting injuries especially with sports such as basketball. They can result in injuries to the lateral ligaments, damage to the cartilage in the ankle joint itself (osteochondral injuries), and sometimes damage to the surrounding tendons such […]