Ankle fusion surgery may be indicated for patients with post-traumatic arthritis (associated with prior injury) or due to ongoing ankle instability (repeat ankle sprains) that ultimately lead to arthritis of the ankle joint.
In the last year and a half, I have been fortunate to publish on the Achilles tendon not once, but TWICE. I would like to share with you these publications, common problems we see with the Achilles tendon, and why I'm able to get patients BETTER.
Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries to the foot and ankle worldwide. 20% of patients experience "chronic ankle instability" in which their ligaments are loose making them feel unstable and often times experience frequent ankle sprains.