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  • Smyrna Office
  • Stonecrest Physicians Building
    300 Stonecrest Blvd, Ste 450

    Smyrna, TN 37167
  • Phone: (615) 220-8788
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  • Brentwood Office
  • 10644 Concord Road
    Brentwood, TN 37027
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  • Hermitage Office
  • Summit Outpatient Center
    3901 Central Pike, Ste 353

    Hermitage, TN 37076
  • Phone: (615)220-8788
  • Fax: (615) 889-2370
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  • Lebanon Office
  • 1424 Baddour Pkwy, Ste E
    Lebanon, TN 37087
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  • Bellevue Office
  • 140 Belle Forest Circle
    Nashville, TN 37221
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  • Mt. Juliet Office
  • 660 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 120
    Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
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  • Waverly Office
  • 110 Hillwood Drive
    Waverly, TN 37185
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Benefits and Recovery from Ankle Surgery

Ankle surgery might be necessary to fix a severe deformity of the ankle or the ankle bone structure. Injuries, likes fractures, and other ankle problems, like birth defects, may need surgery. Diseases, like diabetes, arthritis, and neuromuscular conditions, can bring about acute foot and ankle deformities as well, which may trigger pain, make walking difficult, and may require surgery. Complex conditions may require major reconstructions or even combination surgery.

Ankle surgery emphasizes the repositioning of the structure either around or after the extraction of an abnormality. Different types of internal and external fixation devices are usually needed to keep the correct positioning in the foot and ankle during, and even after, the healing process. Some of the fixation devices are temporary and some of them are permanent.

Ankle surgeries differ in difficulty, duration, and severity, but many ankle surgeries are carried out on an outpatient basis. Patients do need to make plans to have someone drive them home after the procedure and stay with them for the first 24 hours after the surgery. Post-operative instructions, which your surgeon should give you, will have all the information you need to care for your recovering ankle while it is healing after the procedure.