Ankle Sprains and Orthopaedic Surgery

Dr. Alastair Younger, MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, discusses Ankle Sprains and Orthopaedic Surgery

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Dr. Alastair Younger, MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon, discusses Ankle Sprains and Orthopaedic Surgery
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Featuring Dr. Alastair Younger, MB, Ch.B, M.Sc, Ch.M, F.R.C.S.(C), Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Surgeon

Presenter: Dr. Alastair Younger, Orthopaedic Surgeon, Vancouver, BC

Local Practitioners: Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Do You Understand Ankle Injuries?

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1

You should avoid the RICE protocol if you have an ankle injury.

Explanation:

In the first 48 to 72 hours following an ankle injury, it's important to follow the RICE protocol (rest, ice, compression and elevation).

2

More serious ankle injuries may require an x-ray.

Explanation:

Depending on the severity of the ankle sprain, it may be necessary to have an x-ray done to rule out an ankle fracture.

3

Most ankle injuries can be treated non-surgically.

Explanation:

Most ankle injuries can be treated non-surgically, but patients with severe injuries, ankle arthritis or Achilles tendon disorders may require it. There are virtually dozens of different surgical procedures performed, so you’ll need to work with your physician and orthopedic surgeon to determine the right one for you.

4

Arthroscopic ankle surgery is more invasive than traditional surgery.

Explanation:

Today, many ankle surgeries are done using an arthroscope, which allows surgeons to see inside the joint and project an image onto a TV screen. The incision is also smaller, so arthroscopic surgery is less invasive and your healing time is shorter.

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You should see a physiotherapist as soon as possible (if you don't have a fracture).

Explanation:

If you don’t have a fracture, you should seek treatment from a physiotherapist as soon as possible. The physiotherapist can assess the severity of the injury and create a customized treatment plan.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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