Help from your Adult and Pediatric Ankle Fracture Surgeon in Orange County, Dr. Gennady Kolodenker, DPM, AACFAS.
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 and Irvine – in Southern California. Dr. Gennady Kolodenker is an adult and pediatric ankle fracture specialist that deals with ankle sprains, twists and traumatic 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 a 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.
Walking boots and other orthopedic supplies can be found at the online store.
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
Ankle fracture – dislocation. Sliding into 2nd base.
Utilizing locking ankle fracture plate and screws technology for superior results.
These videos are for information only. The contents of the videos, such as graphics, images, text, quoted information and all other materials (“Content”) are provided for reference only, do not claim to be complete or exhaustive or to be applicable to any particular individual’s medical condition. Viewers should always consult with a qualified and licensed physician or other medical care provider. Users are warned to follow the advice of their physicians without delay regardless of anything seen or read in these videos. OC Podiatry assumes no duty to correct or update the Content nor to resolve or clarify any inconsistent information that may be a part of the Content. Reliance on any Content is solely at the User’s risk. The videos may contain health or medically related materials considered sexually explicit. Users are warned that if they may be offended by such Content, an alternate source of information should be found. Publication of information or reference in videos to specific sources such as specific products, procedures, physicians, treatments, or diagnoses are for information only and are not endorsements.
Last Updated 11-14-2016