Definitive diagnosis of trauma injuries and chronic ankle conditions is often the starting point to a successful recovery. Located within the Spire private hospital setting we are able to offer clients access to urgent MRI scans, surgery and non-invasive treatments to swiftly identify and treat most conditions with a successful outcome. Professor Nick Harris specialises in total ankle replacement and has contributed to the design and development of a recent implant.
Ankle conditions we frequently see at the clinic
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 […]
Osteolysis is a recognised complication of Total Ankle Replacement . Cysts develop in the bone adjacent to the replacement. If these become large the implant can become loose or subside. Some implants have a much higher incidence of osteolysis than others such as the old […]
The pain and reduced mobility caused by ankle arthritis can prevent you from doing the things you enjoy. Primary ankle arthritis is rare,the commonest cause is post traumatic. Other causes include inflammatory arthropathies such as rheumatoid arthritis and psoriasis and also haemophilia. Patients usually present […]