Total Ankle Replacement: What You Should Know
A total ankle replacement is an artificial joint that resurfaces both sides of the ankle joint in order to relieve pain caused by arthritis and maintain range of motion of the ankle. This is a viable alternative to ankle joint fusion or arthrodesis in many patients. Maintaining motion has many advantages.
The total ankle replacement allows the patient to walk on uneven ground and ambulate better going up and down stairs all while helping protect other joints of the foot from developing subsequent arthritis. Our surgeons have many years of experience and have been trained on most of the commercially available implants on the market. Proper evaluation will help determine if and what implant is best for your specific issue.