For patients, the number one advantage of total ankle replacement is pain relief. The other benefit is motion at the ankle joint, which takes pressure off the adjacent joints in the foot, so they don’t wear out as quickly. In the following video, I will explain more about total ankle replacement, what to expect during recovery, the long-term prognosis and more:
For patients with other foot or ankle injuries or conditions, view these additional videos with more information:
- Achilles Tendon Rupture: What are the treatment options?
- Ankle Arthritis: What are the Non-Surgical Treatment Options?
- Ankle Surgery: What is Arthroscopic Ankle Fusion?
About the Author: James Halloran, M.D. is a board-certified and fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon whose primary clinical interest focuses on diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the knee, ankle, and foot. Dr. Halloran completed fellowship training in both sports medicine and foot/ankle surgery.
The medical information contained in the Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of orthopedic conditions. This information should not be interpreted as a recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan. As each patient may have specific symptoms or associated problems, the treatment regimen for a specific patient may not be the proper treatment for another.
Gaining knowledge and understanding of a particular problem or condition is the first step in any medical treatment plan. I believe the information presented on our website will be helpful for those individuals experiencing ankle pain, or other related problems. However, this information is not intended to replace the advice of your family physician. You are encouraged to consult with your physician to discuss any course of treatment presented or suggested.