Ankle- Osteochondral fracture and torn ligament?
I sprained my ankle 2 months ago and have been wearing a brace, but still have pain.
I saw two doctors.
The first was a podiatrist who does foot and ankle surgery.
He recommended that I have arthroscopic surgery to repair an osteochondral lesion and a surgery to repair a torn ligament where the tendon replaces the ligament.
I got a second opinion and the second doctor agreed with the first about hte osteochondral lesion, but didn’t think I completely tore the ligament.
These are the only two reliable foot/ankle doctors and/or orthopedics doctors that are geographically accessible.
So how do I know if I need the ligament surgery?
Also, is it recommedended to do OCD arthroscopy without drilling?