Ankle Treatment and Ankle Surgery
Ankle injuries are one of the most common orthopedic problems. While many do not lead to ankle surgery, proper diagnosis and treatment require the expertise of an orthopedic specialist.
An estimated 2.9 million ankle injuries occur in the U.S. each year. Although more than one third are sports-related, ankle pain can slow down anyone, keeping them from work or simply an active, productive lifestyle.
At Orthopedic Centers of Colorado (OCC), ankle surgery is recommended with careful consideration, after other treatment options have been fully considered. The ankle is a very sensitive joint in the body, designed for a limited range of movement. Because it supports and bears the entire weight of the body, it can be easily injured. It also has a great capacity – with proper care and treatment – to fully heal.
That’s why it’s so important to work with an ankle doctor who looks at all treatment options, in addition to ankle surgery. Known for their use of advanced and innovative surgical techniques, OCC ankle surgeons are among the most highly trained and respected in Colorado and across the country, having won multiple awards for excellence.
Leaders in their field, the ankle surgeons at Orthopedic Centers of Colorado always look to treat ankle injuries starting with conservative treatment options. Using rest, ice, and anti-inflammatory pain relievers as well as solutions like a supportive brace or boot can help many patients recover.
The severity or nature of an injury will determine when ankle surgery is required and the surgery type will depend on many factors, including: injury type and severity, age, and activity level. There are a wide variety of ankle surgeries, from less invasive surgery that address bunions and hammertoe, to the more involved procedures, such as ankle fusion, reconstruction, partial or total ankle replacement.
At OCC, the experienced ankle physicians and surgeons are highly sought after for their innovative therapies and evidence-based treatments. Patients benefit not only from the latest technological advancements and procedures, but from a multidisciplinary approach to delivering world-class compassionate care from diagnosis through rehabilitation. At OCC, our goal is simple: to be your first and foremost choice for ankle care. Our offices are conveniently located across the front range and it’s easy to make an appointment. Find the provider that fits your needs and contact us today.