Ankle Fracture Surgeon in Orange County
Help from your Adult and Pediatric Board Certified Ankle Fracture Surgeon in Orange County, Dr. Gennady Kolodenker, DPM
Ankle fractures are a common injury in adults and children that happen accidentally from sports or falls.
Ankle fracture patterns are usually predictable and surgical reduction revolves around the knowledge of the mechanism of ankle fracture.
Bone healing after ankle surgery takes an average of 6-8 weeks in a healthy adult. It is important to remember that there are also ligament and tendon injuries that occur with ankle fractures.
With a severe ankle fracture intra-operative ankle arthroscopy is a great tool to visualize anatomic reduction of the ankle joint fracture components.
Ankle fractures are commonly treated in our clinic in Huntington Beach, Irvine and Orange – in Southern California. Dr. Gennady Kolodenker is an adult and pediatric ankle fracture specialist that deals with ankle sprains, twists and traumatic ankle fractures in Orange County. Ankle surgery or casting care will depend on the type of ankle fracture.
There are various types of ankle fractures.
The ankle is made up of the tibia, fibula and talus.
It is difficult to know the difference between an ankle sprain and an ankle fracture just by looks.
An X-ray should be obtained to evaluate the degree of fracture
Treatment of Ankle Fractures in Orange County
There are two treatment options for ankle fractures
Surgical and Non Surgical (casting) Option
Non Surgical or casting for ankle fractures should only be considered if there is none to minimal displacement of fracture fragments.
Patients that are of high risk for surgery might also consider the non surgical treatment.
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Ankle Fracture Surgery in Orange County
Ankle Surgical Treatment has the advantage of predicted healing with faster rehabilitation.
Patients will usually return to their pre injury level of activity sooner after surgical treatment.
If the fracture fragments are more than 2mm apart then surgery is usually the best option and is recommended.
Contact Dr. Kolodenker, a Sports Medicine Ankle Fracture Surgery expert in Orange County with offices in Orange, Irvine and Huntington Beach
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Last Updated 12-28-2017