Just like the Hip, Knee and Shoulder replacements, the Ankle joint replacement procedure has been in practice for many years. It consists of 3 components with metal on plastic bearing. It does not require cementing in the bone instead it relies on bone ingrowth for fixation.
Ankle arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure in which an arthroscope, a small, soft, flexible tube with a light and video camera at the end, is inserted into the ankle joint to evaluate and treat a variety of conditions. The camera projects an image of the inside of the joint onto a large monitor, allowing your surgeon to look for any damage, assess the type of injury and repair the problem.
Complex foot and ankle surgeries are procedures employed to treat foot and ankle structures with deformities, injuries, structural issues, and damage from diseases like diabetes or arthritis. The foot and ankle are complex joints involved in the movement and providing stability and balance to the body. They are flexible structures that consist of 26 bones, 33 joints, and many muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
Minimally invasive (MIS) or keyhole surgery is now available at our clinic. Not all bunions can be treated with this technique. Your surgeon will examine and assess your foot for suitability for this type of surgery. Read NICE guidance on the use of this procedure.
Tendons are the soft tissues connecting muscle to bone. The Achilles tendon is the longest tendon in the body and is present behind the ankle, joining the calf muscles with the heel bone. Contraction of the calf muscles tightens the Achilles tendon and pulls the heel, enabling the foot and toe movements necessary for walking, running and jumping.
A sprain is the stretching or tearing of a ligament. Ligaments connect adjacent bones in a joint and provide stability to the joint. An ankle sprain is a common injury that occurs when you fall, suddenly twist the ankle joint or when you land your foot in an awkward position after a jump. It most commonly occurs when you participate in sports or when you jump or run on a surface that is irregular.
Arthroscopy is a surgical procedure to examine a joint from the inside through a telescope (arthroscope). A small camera is attached to the end of the telescope that projects the image of the inside of the joint onto a television screen. The surgeon can then perform surgical therapeutic procedures through a small key hole.
We work hard to provide as effective pain relief after your procedure as is possible. We actively concentrate on pain relief after all types of foot surgery to make your surgical experience as comfortable as possible. We employ modern evidence based techniques to control post operative pain. Ankle block has proven to be the optimum technique available for post opeartive pain relief after foot surgery. It also promotes enhanced recovery and shortened hospital stay.
We actively concentrate on Pain relief after all types of surgery to make your experience as comfortable as possible. Foot and Ankle surgery has traditionally been painful. With the advent of newer surgical techniques and bone fixation methods, the pain relief has greatly improved. This is further helped by modern techniques of introducing selective local anaesthetic nerve blocks (Ankle Block).