Ankle Fusion, Transfibular
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This surgical procedure is performed to treat severe arthritis or injury of the ankle joint. During the procedure, the surgeon removes damaged bone and cartilage and fuses the joint. This stabilizes the ankle and relieves pain.
What is an ankle fusion?
This detailed video explains the entire process of an ankle fusion (transfibular), including preparation, modifying the fibula, reshaping the joint, stabilizing the ankle, and after care. Gradually, as the bones fuse, the patient will be able to bear weight on the leg. Patients can typically resume normal activities within three to six months. Physical therapy will be needed.