What type of therapy is needed after Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction?

The ankle is a very complex area of the body, made up of bones held together by muscles and ligaments. Ligaments are the connective tissue that do most of the connecting work. Some procedures to repair the ankle after sprains can be done without surgery. But if the damage is greater, there may need to be ligament reconstruction. After reconstruction, therapy is needed. That is what we at the Plano Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center do to help you with your ankle problems.

The Plano Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center, based in Plano and Frisco, Texas, provides the evaluation and treatment of ankle injuries and limitations. Their conservative care team and physical therapy work to empower patients the right way. Many treatments, using physical therapy, can be done without surgery. But if surgery is needed, physical therapy is used to exercise the ankle to strengthen it and keep it flexible.

Our physicians and therapists are highly trained and have been recommended by many patients. While everyone’s body is different, the skills used are based on years of experience and training. Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction is a surgical procedure. Its goal is to provide strength and flexibility so that you, the patient, will be able to walk without pain or weakness.

Ligaments, unlike muscles, do not have blood vessels. As a result, when a ligament is injured, healing depends on the blood supply of the surrounding tissue. So ligaments take longer to heal than muscles. This is especially true in the ankle area. After the surgery on the ligaments, the movement provided by physical therapy increases blood flow and so increases healing. The body is an incredible thing. It wants to heal, but sometimes needs the help of doctors and therapists. It also needs our own cooperation.

After surgery, and during and after therapy, you will be given instructions on the care of your ankle. There will be some activities you will have to avoid. You will be given instruction on the care of your wound. You will be given exercises to do on your own. And you will have follow-up appointments. Lateral ankle ligament reconstruction is an amazing technique. We want you you to get better the right way.

You can find more information on the Plano Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Center on our Facebook page. It tells you much about what we can do. It talks about what sports medicine is. It talks about the doctors and therapists. It provides some testimonials.

We hope you will use our services. We want to help you with our care, experience, and compassion.

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3405 Midway Road Suite 500
Plano, TX 75093
Phone: 972-473-0229
Fax: 972-473-7273
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