Patient :Don't know if my 16 year old son should get surgery on his ankle tomorrow? He is a major athlete and suffered a torn ligament and a partial tare of the outer ligament. Doctor says it can heal on its own but will not be as stable. Will it make a big difference? Is surgery in this case with the risk?
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