When we talk about ankle pathology, we always have two groups of patients:
Young patients and athletes usually present problems derived from ankle sprains that have not healed well. This is known as “chronic ankle instability.”
These patients present significant pain in this joint, a sensation of instability, and repeated sprains that make it impossible for them to practise sports and, on occasion, even to lead a normal daily life.
The other cause of consultation in these patients is the so-called “Osteochondritis of the ankle.” This is a lesion that affects the cartilage in the form of ulceration and, if left untreated, can lead to a serious arthrosis process.
Patients of a certain age who present with “Ankle Osteoarthritis.” This is a very disabling and painful condition that worsens over the years, reaching very incapacitating extremes.
Our therapeutic approach is as follows:
This non-invasive surgical technique allows us to approach the ankle joint through two small incisions. For them, we introduce an optical instrument and surgical instruments specially designed for this technique. With this, we manage to repair the ankle ligaments, sew them, clean the joint, and treat “osteochondritis”.
The advantages that this non-invasive technique gives us are immense in a joint as delicate as this, in terms of rapid recovery, absence of both external and internal scars and absence of postoperative pain.
Regarding the treatments we use in patients with ankle osteoarthritis, we attach great importance to what we call “biological” which are the following:
Obviously, the most serious cases may require advanced surgical treatment, where we always try to preserve the joint.