The ankle is a hinge like joint that allow bipedal human ambulation. Four structures contribute to this
function - bone, cartilage, tendon, and ligaments. The bony architecture of the ankle is that of a hinge
joint. As with other joints the joint surfaces of the ankle are lined by a thin layer of articular cartilage
that help the ankle move freely without friction. The ankle is stabilized by important ligaments - on the
outside of the ankle there are three ligaments and on the inside one main ligament called the deltoid.
Several tendons traverse the ankle joint the most important one being the Achilles tendon. An injury to any
one of these systems can lead to ankle pain and dysfunction. Learn more about the conditions that Dr.
Seneviratne treats in the following sections.
- Minimally invasive Achilles tendon repair
- TENEX procedure for Achilles tendinitis
Ankle arthroscopy for impingement
Ankle fracture fixation
Treatment of ankle sprains
PRP (platelet rich plasma) for ankle problems
Stem cell therapy for ankle problems