MRI shows there is an avulsion fracture in atfl of my left ankle, please advise?

My ankle sprained around 7-8 times in 2 months,also, I took an MRI which says there is an avulsion fracture in atfl of my left ankle . I took rest for 3 months and took medicines, but when now I started playing football the ankle is paining while walking. Also I feel some looseness in ankle when I do Inversion .I have seen upto 3 different doctors in this regard and everyone is giving different views one doctor says that operation is necessary for ligament rupture but other says no operation.
Please guide me as what to do..


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3 Answers on "MRI shows there is an avulsion fracture in atfl of my left ankle, please advise?"

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Dr Ahmed Fawzy
Dr Ahmed Fawzy

If you do physical therapy and achieve good muscle power, muscles can substitute the torn ligaments, however if you fail to do so , surgery will be your last option
Good Luck

Dr. Ayman Darrag
Dr. Ayman Darrag

Hi ,
In order to give you a good reply i need to see mri for your ankle..
Did you get physiotherapy done after every injury?
recurrent injuries suggest the importance of surgery but the mri is necessary to judge,


Please upload your MRI report for better understanding..
If there is no improvement with Physiotherapy and medication then last option is Surgery..
But first you need to get a proper non surgical management done..
If you are already through it without improvement then surgical management should be done..
Please provide your MRI report first..