Welcome to Reading Orthopaedics
One stop solution for hip knee and foot & ankle disorders
To make an appointment
Tel: 0118 922 6921
What does the operation involve?
The operation is done under general anaesthetics
Will my foot be in a plaster?
Yes. You will have a plaster, which is changed to
either a weight bearing cast or boot at 2 weeks.
The cast/boot remains for 6 weeks from the day of
How long does it take to recover from operation?
Wound takes 2 weeks to heal.
Ligament heals in 6 weeks.
Will I need physiotherapy?
Yes, once the plaster is removed at 6 weeks to
improve joint movement and strength.
What are the risks of operation?
How will you reduce the risk of infection?
You will be given antibiotics at the time of operation.
How will you reduce the risk of blood clots?
You will be given injections to thin the
Ankle joint becomes unstable if part or all of the
lateral ligament components are injured.
You may need x-rays and or MRI scan to assess the
degree of damage to the ligament and to assess if
there is any damage to ankle joint cartilage.
Treatment options are:
Modified Brostrom - anatomical reconstruction
Tenodesis (with peroneus brevis) - if the tissue quality