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Ankle Conditions & Treatments

Find comprehensive information about ankle-related conditions and the specialised care provided by Dr Derek Park to alleviate pain, restore function, and improve the overall health of your ankles.


Ankle Overview

The ankle is a joint that plays a crucial role in our ability to walk, run, and maintain balance. Situated between the lower leg bones (tibia and fibula) and the foot, the ankle provides stability, flexibility, and support to the entire lower extremity. Comprised of multiple ligaments, tendons, and bones, the ankle is susceptible to various injuries and conditions that can result in pain, swelling, instability, and limited mobility.

With his extensive training and expertise, Dr Park offers comprehensive care for a wide range of ankle-related issues, utilising surgical techniques and personalised treatment plans to optimise patient outcomes and restore ankle function.

Ankle Conditions We Treat

Ankle fractures occur when one or more bones in the ankle joint break, causing pain, swelling, and limited mobility.

Cartilage injuries of the ankle involve damage to the protective cartilage within the joint, leading to symptoms such as pain, swelling, and difficulty with weight-bearing or movement.

Achilles tendon problems, encompassing both inflammation and tears of the tendon, can result in pain, stiffness, and difficulty walking.

Chronic ankle instability is a condition characterised by recurrent ankle sprains, persistent pain, and a feeling of ankle instability.

Ankle tendon and ligament injuries involve damage or tears to the tendons and ligaments supporting the ankle joint, resulting in pain, instability, and impaired range of motion.

Ankle arthritis is a degenerative condition that causes inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the ankle joint.

Chronic syndesmotic injuries refer to ongoing damage or instability of the syndesmotic ligaments in the ankle, leading to persistent pain and functional limitations.

Neurological deformities of the ankle resulting from conditions like stroke or polio can cause muscle weakness, imbalance, and abnormal movements in the ankle.

Ankle Treatments At Park Orthopaedics

Ankle Ligament Reconstruction

This surgical procedure aims to repair or reconstruct damaged ligaments in the ankle joint to restore stability, alleviate pain, and improve overall ankle function.

Ankle Arthroscopy And Cartilage Repair

This is a minimally invasive surgical technique used to diagnose and treat various ankle conditions, including cartilage damage, through the insertion of a small camera and specialised instruments

Ankle Joint Fusion Or Replacement

This surgical procedure aims to alleviate pain and improve function in the ankle by either fusing the bones together or replacing the damaged joint with an artificial implant.


This specialised treatment approach involves surgical interventions to correct abnormal bone alignment, restore normal anatomy, and improve functionality for individuals with various ankle deformities.

Tendon Transfers And Muscle Releases

This technique addresses foot and ankle conditions by transferring or repositioning tendons and releasing tight muscles, allowing for improved function, enhanced stability, and restored balance in the affected areas.

Ankle Fracture

This involves the realignment and stabilisation of broken ankle bones through surgical intervention, enabling patients to regain normal ankle function and mobility.

What Is Ankle Pain?

Ankle pain refers to discomfort or soreness experienced in and around the ankle joint. It can arise from a variety of causes, including injuries, overuse, inflammatory conditions, degenerative diseases, or underlying medical conditions. Common sources of ankle pain include ankle sprains, fractures, tendonitis, arthritis, ligament tears, and nerve impingements.

Common symptoms associated with ankle pain includes

  • Localised pain or tenderness in the ankle joint
  • Swelling or inflammation
  • Discomfort when walking
  • Stiffness or limited range of motion
  • Instability or a feeling of giving way
  • Bruising or discoloration
  • Popping or snapping sensation

When To Consult An Ankle Specialist in Singapore

Persistent or worsening ankle pain
Chronic ankle instability or recurring sprains
Limitations in ankle function or severe swelling

Ankle Surgery Cost in Singapore

The cost of ankle surgery in Singapore can vary depending on several factors, including the specific procedure required, the presence of any complications, and the type of ward chosen for hospitalisation.

Ankle surgery expenses typically comprise hospital fees and doctor fees. Hospital fees encompass charges related to the room, medication, laboratory tests, and the use of surgical facilities and equipment. On the other hand, doctor fees encompass the fees charged by the surgeon, anaesthetist, and doctors for inpatient attendance.

It is important to note that the Ministry of Health (MOH) provides fee benchmarks that offer a recommended range of fees for ankle conditions and procedures, serving as a reference point for patients and doctors. To obtain an updated and accurate estimate of the cost of ankle surgery, visit the MOH Historical Transacted Bill Sizes And Fee Benchmarks page.

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