If you suffer from a severe ankle conditions such as advanced ankle arthritis or a deformity that is not correctable via traditional surgery, ankle replacement may change your life. In the past 10 years, there has been a dramatic decrease in the number of ankle fusion procedures performed as many ankle arthritis cases are seeing improved outcome with ankle replacement.
Also known as an ankle arthroplasty, ankle replacement is a procedure performed to reconstruct or replace a damaged ankle joint. The surgery replaces a damaged or diseased ankle with a state-of-the-art prosthetic ankle composed of metal and plastic components.
Today’s ankle replacement implant technology is able to withstand a great deal of pressure and stress so even those who were formerly very active can very possibly get back into their old routine.