Microfracture

Microfracture Ankle Surgery

At Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians, patients can take advantage of a full menu of cartilage repair solutions. From microfracture surgery to stem cell therapy, we are Atlanta’s leading choice for effective cartilage restoration in the ankle.

Our staff includes double board certified sports physicians who understand the impact of cartilage damage as it relates to the ankle joint. This articular cartilage can be damaged by injury or normal wear and tear. Since cartilage cannot heal itself, patients often need surgical intervention to stimulate the growth of new cartilage.

Cartilage repair is an evolving treatment that we are committed to staying at the forefront of. We use microfracture and other techniques depending on your unique situation and long-term goals. In many patients, a combination of microfracture and biologic procedures can produce the most successful outcome from ankle injuries.

How Does Ankle Microfracture Work?

Microfracture is performed during arthroscopy to remove damaged cartilage and resurface the bone. This keyhole procedure is accomplished by penetrating small holes into the bone surface using a sharp tool. This triggers a healing response that stimulates the bone marrow to make new cells of cartilage to cover the exposed bone. Restoring ankle cartilage can relieve pain as well as provide improved and more comfortable function. Microfracture can also delay or prevent the onset of arthritis. In general, recovery from this arthroscopic procedure is quicker and less painful than a traditional, open surgery.

If you want to learn more about minimally invasive treatment for ankle cartilage repair, contact Ortho Sport & Spine Physicians today. We have experienced microfracture surgeons who can help you return to the active lifestyle you deserve.

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