Total Ankle Replacement

What is Total Ankle Replacement?

Total ankle replacement, also known as total ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical treatment for ankle arthritis that can take away the pain from arthritis and preserve motion at the joint. Free motion at the ankle joint helps with tasks such as walking on uneven ground and going up and down stairs.

Ankle replacement surgery may make sense for you if you have severe arthritis in your ankle. Arthritis can cause symptoms like severe pain, inflammation, and stiffness, which can lead to difficulty walking.

Over time, the smooth cartilage on the surface of the bones wears away. This can result in pain, inflammation, and swelling of your joint.

Ankle replacement is a surgical treatment for ankle arthritis in which portions of the bone and cartilage in the joint are removed and replaced with prosthetic implants. An ankle replacement takes away the pain from arthritis, while also preserving motion at the joint.

If you are experiencing pain in your ankles, Schneck Podiatry can help diagnose your issues and offer treatments, both surgical and non-surgical to help alleviate your pain.