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The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, offers expert diagnosis and treatment for a wide variety of common foot and ankle conditions. Our doctors are experienced in providing treatment for ankle ligament tears in a comprehensive and professional manner.
An ankle ligament tear is an injury and severe form of ankle sprain. Ankle ligaments are the tough bands of tissue that help hold and stabilize the ankle bones together. When the ankle rolls or twists in an abnormal and awkward way, the ligaments can stretch further than normal, and in some cases, even tear.
Ankle ligament tears may have symptoms similar to those of an ankle sprain. These may include:
Your doctor will typically begin diagnosis for an ankle ligament tear with a physical examination. The doctor will look for swelling and tenderness, as well as your range of motion and signs of pain.
In some cases, your doctor may recommend imaging to diagnose an ankle ligament tear, these may include:
Treatment for an ankle ligament tear may begin with immobilization and physical therapy in minor cases. However, unlike minor ankle sprains, treatment of a severe ankle ligament tear may require surgery to repair the torn ligament. Physical therapy may also be required as part of the recovery plan following a surgical procedure.
Michelle, a physically active mom, is happy to be back in action after her BioCartilage ankle repair surgery with Dr. John Campbell.
The top rated team of doctors and surgeons at The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is recognized as one of the region’s best programs for foot and ankle reconstruction and injury. Our surgeons offer pioneering surgical care and innovative, one-of-a-kind treatment for foot and ankle conditions, including osteoarthritis, sprained ankle, ankle arthritis, Achilles tendinitis, flat feet, heel pain, foot and ankle trauma, nerve problems and problems of the big toe. Mercy Medical Center is proud to have been named one of America's 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery.
The Institute for Foot and Ankle Reconstruction is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
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Dr. John Campbell treats routine and complex foot and ankle disorders, including osteoarthritis, sprained ankle and Achilles tendinitis, as well as total ankle replacement.
Remember the acronym RICE when you sprain your ankle: rest, ice, compression, elevation. When pain persists after a day, see a doctor.