Total Ankle Replacement
Total ankle replacement, also known as ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical option provided by Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma. During this procedure, the ankle joint is removed and replaced with an artificial implant. For patients with arthritis of the ankle, a total ankle replacement relieves pain and maintains motion in the arthritic ankle joint.
What is a total ankle replacement?
A total ankle replacement is a surgical procedure that involves resurfacing the ends of your shin bones and lower ankle bone with metal components, then placing a plastic spacer in-between them. The team at Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma explores every nonsurgical treatment option, such as physical therapy and medication, before recommending total ankle replacement.
When non-surgical treatment options fail and you continue to experience ankle pain along with decreased function from arthritis, total ankle replacement may be recommended. Great candidates for ankle replacement have maintained ankle range of motion and have minimal to no ankle deformity.
Late-stage ankle arthritis is the most common reason for total ankle replacement surgery. Ankle arthritis causes wear-and-tear damage to the cartilage that cushions the ends of your bones at a joint. Cartilage is essential for pain-free motion, so ankle arthritis often leads to pain and swelling that limits your ability to walk. If ankle arthritis negatively affects your quality of life, the highly skilled surgeons at Foot and Ankle Surgeons of Oklahoma can help.
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"DR. GREEN SAVED MY FOOT! His care, knowledge and straight to the point of how I needed to take care of myself, saved my right foot with just about 6 more months of care, medicine, surgery, and discipline. Dr. Green has to be most reliable and knowledgeable doctor I have ever worked with. ". – Philip Brooks
"After months of ankle pain, I decided to make an appointment with Dr. Green after he was highly recommended by a friend. Dr. Green took the time to get to know me and listen to my concerns. He diagnosed my condition quickly and talked through several treatment options to eliminate my pain. I wish I would’ve made an appointment sooner! The entire staff was so friendly and I was in and out in no time!". – Brad
"I needed quite a complex treatment and Dr. Jones did a fantastic job. From my first appointment to my last, everyone in the office was so nice and helpful, and I never waited very long at all! A physical therapist I saw a few weeks after surgery was genuinely impressed with Dr. Jones' work. Highly recommend!". – Andrew
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