Dr. H’s biggest passion, talent and practice focus is the comprehensive but minimally invasive surgical treatment of ankle fractures. This approach aims to address every aspect of your ankle fracture: the bones, the ligament injuries and the cartilage inside the joint. He lectures internationally to other surgeons on the importance of this approach which very few other surgeons employ. Read below to learn how Dr. H takes extra steps in treating your ankle fracture to try and obtain the fastest and most superior recovery.
Advanced Ct Imaging
Dr. Hodgkins obtains 3-Dimensional CT scans (Computer Aided Tomography Scan or CAT scan) on most fractures to know exactly what your fracture pattern is and how best to fix it. Even simple fractures present surprises. Dr. H does not want surprises in the operating room. He wants to know the 3D anatomy of your injury before surgery to know the absolute best approach with the smallest possible incisions for the best possible result. The CT scans are displayed on large screens in the operating suite for Dr. H to reference them during your surgery. Dr. H has access to one of very few weight bearing CT scanners in South Florida. If possible Dr. H will show you the CT scan before surgery so that you fully understand your injury and the surgical plan.