Foot treatment

Posterior Ankle Impingement Treatment

How do we treat posterior ankle impingement?

Posterior ankle impingement can be treated by injecting a numbing medication into the area of the ostrigonum – if the pain immediately diminishes, the problem is most likely to be posterior impingement of the ostrigonum. An x-ray will confirm the existence of an ostrigonum.

Ankle impingement surgery:

The ostrigonum is completely removed during surgery. Small incisions are made in the back of the ankle and the ostrigonum is carefully removed using a scalpel.

Ankle impingement surgery recovery:

After the Ankle Impingement Surgery, you will be in a splint for two weeks.

 

In a small number of cases if the chemical is not effective or this procedure is not suitable, the section of nail root can be surgically removed and closed with sutures.

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