Total Ankle Replacement
Total Ankle Replacement Surgery Treatment Option
Total ankle replacement surgery is a treatment option available if you suffer from severe ankle pain typically caused by arthritis.
While arthritis of the ankle joint is much less common than arthritis of the hip or knee, is it no less debilitating. Patients with arthritis of the ankle often complain of pain, swelling and limited ankle motion. The physical and psychological impact of ankle arthritis on many patients is enormous.
When conservative measures such as activity modification, medication or braces have failed, total ankle replacement is one of several surgical options to treat severe ankle pain. In total ankle replacement surgery, the damaged arthritic ankle joint is removed and replaced by an artificial joint often made of metal and plastic materials. The prostheses used today show promising results; patients who undergo total ankle replacement surgery generally find relief from pain and improved quality of life.
At Aurora Health Care, some of our orthopedic surgeons have been performing total ankle replacement surgery for more than a decade and are among the most experienced total ankle replacement surgeons in Wisconsin. That depth of experience uniquely qualifies our orthopedic surgeons to help patients understand their treatment options.
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