Top Washington D.C., Maryland, and Northern Virginia Orthopedic Surgeons Specializing in Ankle Replacement
During this procedure, the surgeon removes diseased or damaged portions of the ankle. The surgeon implants an artificial ankle joint consisting of metal and plastic components. The new joint will help reduce pain and restore mobility to the ankle.
What is an ankle replacement?
This detailed video explains the entire process of ankle replacement, including preparation, removing the damaged bone, insertion of the implant, stabilizing the implant, ending the procedure and after care. After healing, the patient will begin physical therapy. An ankle support may be required for up to one year after the surgery.
Is ankle replacement right for you?
Getting an ankle replacement is a big decision, and it's one you should make with your family, primary care doctor, and orthopedic surgeon.