Dr. Brennan repairs lateral ankle ligaments and applies an internal brace to stabilize the ankle.
Lateral Ankle Stabilization
Q:What is lateral ankle stabilization?
A: A lateral ankle stabilization is a surgery to keep you from spraining your ankle over and over again by tightening the outside of the ankle using the tendons of your foot and leg.
Q: What causes lateral ankle pain?
A: Repetitive ankle sprains cause the lateral ankle to become weakened.
Q: What is the recovery time for a lateral ankle stabilization?
A: You will wear a boot for four weeks of non weight bearing and then you will be able to walk with a boot for four more weeks. Total recovery is eight weeks.