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Total Ankle Replacement

During a total ankle replacement, damaged and worn areas of the ankle are replaced with synthetic parts. This is done to relieve pain and improve stabilization of the joint and may return improved function and strength to the ankle.

 

What doctor specializes in total ankle replacements

At Coordinated Health ankle replacements are performed by one of our fellowship-trained foot and ankle surgeons. 

 

Find a total ankle replacement doctor near you

To locate a doctor who specializes in total ankle replacement, use Coordinated Health’s online facility locator, which is accessible at https://coordinatedhealth.com/locations/. It offers the nearest treatment centers for convenient and quality care.

 

When you should see a specialist for a total ankle replacement 

You should schedule an appointment with a Coordinated Health foot and ankle surgeon if you have ankle pain that keeps you from enjoying everyday activities.  Even when pain and symptoms are tolerable, you should still schedule an appointment with a foot and ankle specialist to prevent the underlying condition from getting worse.

 

Experience excellence at Coordinated Health

Coordinated Health has been the region’s leader in orthopedic care for over 30 years and is the most awarded hospital in the area for orthopedics. We offer a higher surgical success rate than our competitors, a comprehensive continuum of care that includes onsite imaging, same-day appointments, and an integrated physical therapy team. In addition, both Coordinated Health hospitals offer our patients and their visitors' deluxe accommodations that include a private room, low nurse to patient ratios, made-to-order dining, and free wi-fi.

 

Total Ankle Replacement Causes and Conditions

  • Achilles tendon injuries/tendinitis
  • Ankle arthritis
    • Fractures
    • ligament injuries
    • sports injuries
  • Avascular necrosis of the talus
  • Cavus feet
  • Charcot arthropathy
  • Chronic ankle instability
  • Flat foot
  • Heel pain
  • Pilon fracture
  • Plantar fasciitis
  • Posterior tibial tendon disorders
  • Stress fractures

 

Total Ankle Replacement Surgical Technique

Ankle replacement surgery replaces damaged bone and cartilage with metal and plastic implants. During the procedure, the worn-out ends of arthritic bones are trimmed, squared, reshaped, and resurfaced, and then the implant is cemented into place.

Benefits:

  • Pain relief
  • Range of motion
  •  Improved function

 

Total Ankle Replacement Recovery

At Coordinated Health, we use the most advanced pain management protocol, which means:

  • Expert use of local anesthesia for faster recovery
  • Lower risk of infection and fewer complications than other surgical hospitals in the region*
  • Dedicated rehab experts
  • Physical therapists work directly with surgeons and are with you every step of the way
  • Minimally invasive surgery, reducing pain and need for narcotics
  • Clinical practice guidelines based on the latest best practice evidenced-based medicine

 

Download Surgery Patient Guidebook

 

https://coordinatedhealth.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/Total-Ankle-Patient-Guidebook-v2-FINAL.pdf

 

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