What is Ankle Sprain Surgery?

Ankle sprains are one of the most common orthopedic injuries. You can read more about them in one of our previous posts on ankle sprains.

Most patients with an ankle sprain improve with conservative, non-surgical treatment, including ‘RICE’, immobilization, and physical therapy.

However, if you still have persistent pain and instability (the feeling that the ankle ‘gives away’), after conservative treatments, then you might be in the small percentage of patients who need ankle sprain surgery. Persistent pain and instability can occur after one bad ankle sprain or a series of multiple ankle sprains.


My ankle sprain never healed. What are my ankle surgery options?

If your ankle didn’t fully heal after conservative treatment, an orthopedic surgeon can perform several surgical procedures to repair your ankle:



What happens after ankle surgery?


The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society (AOFAS) has more information about ankle sprain surgery at FootCareMD.


For more questions or to set up an evaluation, contact Dr. Stautberg’s office at 281-977-4870.

Eugene Stautberg, MD

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