Ankle Replacement

Medical Information / Orthopedic

Share on Social Networks

Share Link

Use permanent link to share in social media

Share with a friend

Please login to send this document by email!

Post comment with email address (confirmation of email is required in order to publish comment on website) or please login to post comment

´╗┐Ankle Replacement

In this procedure, the surgeon removes the ends of the damaged bones and fits a plastic-and-metal replacement joint onto them. The artificial joint helps the ankle retain more-natural movement, so there's less risk of arthritis developing in nearby joints. However, loosening of the components can occur.

Artificial ankle joints are generally recommended for healthy people over the age of 60 who have less-active lifestyles. High-impact activities such as running and jumping can damage an artificial ankle joint.

C:\Users\user\Desktop\Pics\normalanatomyoffootankle-587x1024.jpg

Ankle replacement might not be a good choice if you:

* Are younger than 50

* Have weakened ankle ligaments

* Participate in high-impact sports or work

* Have misaligned ankle bones

* Are significantly overweight

* Have nerve damage from diabetes

* Are a heavy smoker

C:\Users\user\Desktop\Pics\ankle-fusion-surgery-florida-scaled.jpg

Views

  • 99 Total Views
  • 76 Website Views

Actions

  • 0 Social Shares
  • 0 Likes
  • 0 Dislikes
  • 0 Comments

Share count

  • 0 Facebook
  • 0 Twitter
  • 0 LinkedIn
  • 0 Google+