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Orthopaedic ankle surgery in Naperville

Naperville Orthopaedic surgeon, Dr. Zahab S. Ahsan specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of Ankle conditions and injuries. Ankle problems can be activity limiting and affect your quality of life. Dr. Ahsan offers state-of-the-art and comprehensive sports medicine care for patients of all ages and activity levels with ankle pain and injuries. Ranging from common ankle injuries such as Achilles tendon rupture to lateral ankle instability, Dr. Ahsan can help.

An overview on ankle anatomy

The human ankle is comprised of many structures that allows the joint to perform many intricate movements and athletic maneuvers. Ankle structures can become injured from sporting movements, overuse, or traumatic incidents.

The ankle joint works with the knee and foot to provide versatility and mobility to the lower extremity. It allows movement for flexion, extension as well as rotating and twisting of the foot.

Three bones connect to form the ankle joint.

  • Tibia (Larger shin bone)
  • Fibula (Smaller shin bone)
  • Talus (Foot tarsal Bone)

The ankle joint is lined with articular cartilage, a smooth surface that eliminates friction and allows the bones to glide smoothly with motion.

The gastronemius muscles are responsible for pushoff strength of the ankle joint. This connects to the heel bone (calcaneus) as the Achilles tendon.

Common ankle injuries

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Fractures

Many of the common ankle injuries can be treated by a non-surgical approach. If surgery is needed, Dr. Ahsan will determine the most minimally invasive surgical technique to alleviate pain, improve ankle stability and return the anatomy of the ankle to its proper condition.

If you would like more information on ankle anatomy and common injuries, contact Dr. Zahab Ahsan, orthopaedic ankle specialist in Naperville, IL.

At a Glance

Dr. Zahab Ahsan

  • Board Certified & Fellowship-Trained Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Former Assistant Team Physician for the NY Knicks
  • Castle Connolly Top Doctor
  • Team Physician for Chicago Fire FC
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