Do I Need Ankle Surgery?

Do I Need Ankle Surgery?Persistent ankle pain and stiffness can easily leave you wondering if you need ankle surgery to find relief. Generally speaking, most physicians encourage patients to exhaust all possible conservative treatments—such as physical therapy and immobilization—before considering surgery, but there are some exceptions to this rule.

The ankle is a complex and delicate joint that facilitates many basic movements. If it is severely injured, ankle surgery may be necessary to correct the issue and get you back on your feet. Some examples of conditions that warrant timely surgical treatment include:

  • A severe ankle sprain with ligaments that have completely torn
  • A complex ankle fracture with multiple broken bones
  • An injury that causes a visible deformity to the foot or ankle

Ankle arthritis is another common cause for surgery. While conservative treatments and lifestyle changes can help slow the progression of arthritis and improve symptoms, surgery to remove worn joint components (ankle replacement) may eventually become a viable treatment option for patients with more severe discomfort.

Ankle Pain Treatment at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic in Louisville, Kentucky, is led by board-certified orthopedic physicians who specialize in both ankle surgery and nonsurgical treatments. Our team takes a conservative approach to care to avoid performing unnecessary procedures; however, we excel in ankle surgery when it is clinically appropriate. Whether your condition requires minimally invasive ankle arthroscopy or total ankle replacement, Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic can provide the specialized care you need and deserve.

To schedule an appointment with an orthopedic physician on our team, contact us today or reserve an appointment online. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have about our approach to ankle surgery and our orthopedic services.

What our patients are saying
Shaun H.
I was able to get a office visit on short notice. It seemed to be a very busy day. Rebecca took the time to listen to all of my issues and discuss a plan for additional treatment. I have always been impressed with her knowledge and bed side manner.
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Dr Goodin has replaced both of my knees this year with excellent results. He and Carly listen to my concerns, act promptly and work hard to make this journey the best it can be. Carly and Dr Goodin both have GREAT bedside manner and I feel I am in expert care with them.
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Dr. Yakkanti did my knee replacement in June. He is an excellent surgeon with a great bedside manner. I have recovered nicely and plan to have my other knee replaced within the next year. I would highly recommend Dr. Yakkanti to anyone thinking about knee replacement!
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The New Albany office of Louisville Orthopedic is full of terrific people who know what excellent customer service is about! From the front desk to the lab, they are great. Doctor Lewis is my surgeon and I love him. He’s good at what he does and he’s compassionate. I would recommend him to anyone.
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This was my first time at Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic and I saw Melissa Parshall PA-C. I was very impressed with how fast I got in, had x-rays, and met with her. She was very thorough and extremely friendly. So glad A friend told me to come see you guys! Thank you!
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Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

4130 Dutchman's Lane,
Suite 300,Louisville 40207
(502) 897-1794

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic

1425 State St.,
,New Albany 47150
(812) 920-0408

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
4130 Dutchman's Lane
Suite 300
Louisville, KY 40207

Louisville Orthopaedic Clinic
1425 State St.
New Albany, IN 47150