Before the specialist comes to a conclusion a few tests are recommended before the treatment. These tests can be helpful in understanding the injury in detail.
X-rays: X-rays are the most well-known and generally accessible demonstrative imaging procedure. X-rays can show if the bone is broken and regardless of whether there is uprooting (the hole between broken bones). They can likewise show the number of bits of broken bone there are. X-rays might be taken of the leg, lower leg, and foot to ensure nothing else is harmed.
Pressure Test: In this medical test, the specialist applies slight pressure on the injured areas and then X-rays are taken to understand the level of the injury.
CT scan: CT scan can be helpful in taking cross sectional images and helps in viewing the parts that are not accessed by the X-rays.
Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
This is a minimally invasive procedure where the specialist provides the patient anesthesia.
Small incisions are made near to the surgery site and tiny camera called arthroscope is passed through the incision
This camera can help in clear viewing of the damage site.
Once the injury is fixed the incision is closed.
Open reduction and internal fixation
ORIF medical procedure is performed under general anesthesia. That implies the patient is in complete rest during the process.
It is an organized medical procedure and can require a few hours relying upon the severity of the damage.
The specialist fixes metal poles, screws, pins and plates to hold the repositioned bone together.
The equipment utilized is specially made .
The specialist then, at that point, stitches the cuts with staples or lines and swathes the injury. An extra support or cast might be put to the injured bone.