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Ankle Reconstruction in Tijuana, Baja California

Ankle Arthroplasty in TJ Mexico from $3500 USD ONLY*

Save 70% of US Prices With Ankle Reconstruction at Tijuana Orthopedic Center (TOC).

Ankle Reconstruction in Tijuana - Mexico

Apart from balancing body weight and maintaining normal posture, our feet along with ligaments, tendons and bones also assist in ambulating (walking or moving about). Ligaments in the foot stabilize the ankle joint and connect bones with other bones but sometimes while running or walking the ligament gets sprained which makes the ankle joint loose leading to instability. A solution to this problem can be Ankle Arthroplasty or reconstruction.

Ankle Arthroplasty is a surgical procedure used to treat various problems in the ankle joint including ankle arthritis. A fiber-optic camera (arthroscope) is used for this surgery that magnifies and transmits the images of ankle to a video screen.  Besides reconstruction, we also offer discounted ankle fusion in Tijuana, Mexico.

Client Reviews

“Thank You Dr. Mora and his whole team, they were outstanding.”

Brad from Canada came to TJ, Mexico for his ankle surgery. He was rather nervous initially but went back home calm and satisfied with his successful surgery. Read more on Brad’s review of ankle surgery in Tijuana here.

Ankle Injury Statistics USA - Infographic

3 Reasons for Choosing TJ for Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

  1. Savings: You can save nearly 70% on your ankle reconstruction compared to American prices.
  2. Easy of Travel: Tijuana is right across the border from the US and is only about 17 miles from San Diego, California. You can also fly down to the San Diego airport and then cross the border.
  3. Tourism Opportunities: TJ has many tourist attractions like the Revolucion Blvd and Caesar’s (known for its delectable Caesar salad).

Why Us?

  • Quality Care: We provide you with good healthcare facilities at par with the U.S. standards.
  • Experienced Orthopedic Surgeon: Your ankle ligament reconstruction will be performed by Eliseo Mora Sanchez – one of the preeminent orthopedic surgeons in Mexico. He has more than 30 years of experience in orthopedics, and is also an international member of the prestigious American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) for 15 years now. Dr. Eliseo received his medical degree from the National Autonomous University of Mexico in Mexico City. He has participated in several training programs on podiatry. Currently he is serving as General Director – Orthopedic Surgeon at Clinica de Rodilla y Hombro in Tijuana.
  • Bilingual Staff: Our staff can also converse in English.
  • Complete Destination Support: Our dedicated Case Managers will oversee all aspects of your travel.

Scheduling an Appointment

  • After you fill our FREE quote form, a representative will get in touch with you via phone / email.
  • We will answer all your queries related to the medical trip.

Benefits

Ligament tear is often the result of sprains and strains of the ankle. Ordinarily the torn ligaments are on the outside of the ankle. Repairing the injured ligaments on the outer side of the ankle is referred to as lateral ankle ligament reconstruction.

Most of the times, these injuries make a complete recovery but occasionally the ligaments do not heal properly resulting in ankle instability which leads to recurring sprains. Ankle reconstruction aims at repairing, reattaching and tightening the ligament by giving it stability.

Benefits of ankle reconstruction are:

  • Increased stability through the strengthening of local host tissue1
  • Fewer associated nerve injuries1
  • Quick functional recovery with excellent clinical outcomes1, 3
  • High patient satisfaction rate and low rate of reoccurrence3

Benefits of Ankle Reconstruction - Infographic

Ankle Reconstruction Explained

The procedure involves make a diagnosis of your ankle injury and performing a careful examination of your foot and ankle. This is done by gently pressing around the ankle to determine which ligament is injured and moving the ankle in different directions.

After conducting a physical examination, you may be asked to undergo X-rays and MRI scan to rule out a broken bone in the ankle.

Those who experience continual ankle instability even after months of rehabilitation and nonsurgical treatment are recommended ankle ligament reconstruction.

Lateral Ankle Ligament Reconstruction (ALR) involves one incision on the outside of the ankle for the ligament reconstruction.

Ankle Reconstruction Evaluation Process

What Happens After Surgery?

  • The foot will be in a plaster cast for 1 week below the knee and directed-active and active-assisted range of motion exercises is performed immediately4
  • You will be referred to a physiotherapist who will advise on a rehabilitation plan and help you walk,without taking your full weight
  • Sutures will be removed one to two weeks after surgery5
  • You will be advised rest and not to put pressure on the operated leg; move only when required
  • As with any surgery some pain is expected
  • Elevate the foot to reduce swelling

FAQ

Do I need to bring along any documents?

When visiting Tijuana for ankle ligament reconstruction, make sure you carry the following:

  • List of medications regularly taken
  • Health records and previous medical history (if any)
  • In case you had your tests done at different a location, you can bring your test results along to our surgery center

When will I recover completely?

Healing of the ligaments may take about 3-4 months and after that you will undergo a physical therapy program. As per the American Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) the total expected recovery time is between 6-12 months.

How will I shower with the plaster on?

You need to keep your plaster cast completely dry. You can wear a waterproof cover over the plaster cast.

What is the success rate of surgery?

A 2016 study by Slater GL, et al affirms that patients continue to have a high satisfaction rate at a ten-year follow-up and a low rate of reoccurrence with arthroscopy. The study also states excellent long-term outcomes3.

What is involved in post-surgical rehabilitation?

Post-surgical rehabilitation is focused on:

  • Strengthening of ankle
  • Relearning to walk properly
  • Restoring ankle motion

In the rehabilitation program, you will be taught how to walk properly with crutches, without putting any weight on the affected site and climbing stairs with crutches.

When will I be able to go back to work?

You will be out of work for at least 1-2 weeks5.

How long will I be in the hospital?

You will be required to stay in the hospital for not more than 1-2 nights.

Contact your doctor in case of these warning signs:

  • Persistent pain and swelling after the cast has been put on
  • Black/blue toenails
  • Extreme pain while moving toenails
  • Fever higher than 38°C or 101°F
  • Any discharge from the wound

For more information and a FREE Quote on Ankle Reconstruction, fill in the contact form now.

References:

  1. Baumhauer JF, O’Brien T. Surgical Considerations in the Treatment of Ankle Instability.Journal of Athletic Training. 2002;37(4):458-462. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC164377/
  2. Chou LB, Wagner D, Witten DM, et al. Postoperative Pain Following Foot and Ankle Surgery: A Prospective Study. Foot & ankle international / American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society [and] Swiss Foot and Ankle Society. 2008;29(11):1063-1068. doi:10.3113/FAI.2008.1063. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2743476/
  3. Slater GL, Walters EE, O’Malley M (2016) Reconstruction of Lateral Ankle Ligaments Update. J Ost Arth 1:109. doi:10.4172/joas.1000109. http://www.omicsonline.org/open-access/reconstruction-of-lateral-ankle-ligaments-update-joas-1000109.php?aid=69276
  4. Braunstein M, Baumbach SF, Regauer M, Böcker W, Polzer H. The value of arthroscopy in the treatment of complex ankle fractures – a protocol of a randomised controlled trial. BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders. 2016;17:210. doi:10.1186/s12891-016-1063-2. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4865995/
  5. http://orthodoc.aaos.org/drsarangdesai/arthroscopy-aofasdraft-edit2-31.pdf

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