Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement for Arthritis
Arthritis of the ankle can be very painful. If you have this condition, it can severely affect your ability to walk. Treatments such as bracing often do not give permanent relief, and surgery is needed.
The most common surgeries for arthritis in the ankle are fusion and replacement. Both of these can work very well. How well they work for you depends on your condition and needs. Our foot and ankle experts provide a thorough evaluation to find the best option for you. This means evaluating not just the ankle, but the entire lower leg. Because surgery for ankle arthritis is a complex procedure, the best results come from choosing a doctor with knowledge and expertise in this type of procedure.