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Ankle Replacement


 

Ankle replacement surgery is a procedure in which an orthopaedic surgeon replaces the damaged parts of the bones of the ankle joint with artificial parts. This procedure is performed on patients who have severely damaged ankle joints, which can result in pain and loss of mobility.

There are a number of causes for severe damage of the ankle, such as:

  • Arthritis of the ankle joint
  • Ankle fracture
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Rheumatoid arthritis
  • Infection

There are a number of causes for severe damage of the ankle, such as:

After ankle replacement surgery, you will undergo a period of recovery, during which you may have to wear a cast or a splint, and may need physical therapy. Successful total ankle replacements typically last 10 or more years.

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