Nilssen Orthopedics

Procedures

Procedures

Achilles Repair

An injury that impinges on the back of your lower leg is called an Achilles tendon rupture. The type of treatment you receive for your Achilles repair will depend on your activity level, age, and how severe your injury is.

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Microfracture of Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD)

Osteochondritis Dissecans (OCD) is a joint defect involving the overlying articular cartilage and the subchondral bone. The cause of this condition is not fully known or understood. When it affects your ankle, it usually happens on the medial section of your ankle (talus) or the inner area.

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Ankle Arthroscopy

When there are issues with the ankle joint, ankle arthroscopy is often recommended. This procedure is performed by a Pensacola orthopedic surgeon and is done with a fiber-optic camera that magnifies and transmits images. An ankle arthroscopy is a minimally-invasive surgical procedure whereby small incisions are made in the joint to evaluate and treat problems occurring in the ankle joint.

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Lateral Ligament Repair

Lateral ligament repair is typically recommended to reconstruct your stretched ligaments. In a lateral ligament repair, your Pensacola orthopedic surgeon tightens your ligaments where they have ruptured or become lax to help maintain your mobility and regain stability.

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Ankle Fusion

Ankle fusion, which is the common term for ankle arthrodesis, is a procedure that helps to reduce pain caused by arthritis of the ankle. When you have arthritis, regardless of where it is in the body, it causes pain, inflammation, and swelling of the ankle joint.

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Ankle Replacement

An ankle replacement procedure is performed by a Pensacola foot and ankle specialist to help treat ankle arthritis, Also known as total ankle arthroplasty, or TAA, the ankle replacement procedure is performed to help you to find pain relief from arthritis of the ankle joint and cartilage. It is a non-invasive procedure that uses a special camera and small instruments that are inserted into tiny incisions around the ankle.

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Hammer Toe Correction

A hammer toe is defined as a deformity that results in a toe resembling a hammer due because it is bent upward in the middle. Hammertoes often occur alongside other toe problems, and sometimes corns develop on the surface skin of the middle joint of the hammertoe. Hammertoes can be stiff or flexible.

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Bunion Correction

Bunion Correction surgical procedures realign soft tissue, bones, and/or joint fusions. Corrective surgery for bunions works to restore the natural alignment of the first toe joint and repairs soft tissue surrounding the joint of the big toe, thus relieving pain.

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Subchondroplasty

The Subchondroplasty Procedure, often performed along with arthroscopy, is a minimally-invasive, fluoroscopically-assisted procedure.

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