Total Ankle Replacement: Mike’s Story

Mike lived with ankle pain for almost 20 years after a 40-foot elm tree fell on him. He stayed active as a recreational baseball athlete and coach – and as a busy and involved family man – but his ankle pain continued to worsen over the years. Mike saw a series of providers who offered a wide range of surgical and nonsurgical treatment options, but Mike wasn’t getting the long-term relief he needed to keep up his activity levels, and eventually, his ankle pain severely limited his mobility altogether. That’s when he met James Halloran, M.D., board-certified orthopedic surgeon with Dickson-Diveley Orthopaedics.

After discussing all treatment options with Mike, Dr. Halloran recommended total ankle replacement surgery. Today, Mike says he has his life back. He’s able to travel, coach baseball, play with his grandson and, most important, dance with his wife again.

Watch as Mike tells his story in more detail:

Watch as Dr. Halloran explains more about total ankle replacement surgery:

For more information about ankle replacement or other orthopedic procedures, please make an appointment by calling 913-319-7600.


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