Ankle Replacement – Proceudre, Advantage & Treatment from Best Hospitals and Top Specialists in India
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What is Ankle Replacement Surgery?
Ankle replacement is surgery to replace the damaged parts of the three bones that make up the ankle joint. Artificial joint parts (prosthetics) are used to replace your own bones. Total ankle replacement is a procedure in which an injured ankle joint is replaced with a plastic and metal joint. They come in different sizes to fit different-size people. An ankle replacement surgery may be also termed as Ankle Arthroplasty, Total Ankle Arthroplasty, Endoprosthetic Ankle Replacement, Ankle Surgery.
Why do you require an Ankle Replacement Surgery?
Ankle replacement surgery may be done if the ankle joint is severely damaged. The symptoms may be pain and loss of movement of the ankle. Some causes of damage are:
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Bone fracture
- Arthritis caused by ankle surgery in the pastGet Estimate
Advantages of Ankle Replacement Surgery:-
- Relieve pain and restore joint function in patients with end-stage degenerative joint disease resulting from osteoarthritis, traumatic arthritis or rheumatoid arthritis.
- Ability to maintain movement in the joint.
- Encourages a more normal walking gait pattern.
- It helps protect the surrounding joints (eg. subtalar joint) compared to an ankle fusion.
- Gives a good useable range of movement of ankle.
Overall most people are very happy with their ankle replacement and get back to a relatively active lifestyle without the severe pain of ankle arthritis.Get Estimate
Ankle Replacement Surgery Procedure
Ankle replacement surgery may be done while you are under general anaesthesia (you will not be awake) or spinal anaesthesia where you will be awake but will not feel anything below your waist. If you have spinal anaesthesia, you will also be given medicine to help you relax during the operation.
Orthopaedic surgeon will make an incision (cut) in the front of your ankle to expose the ankle joint. Then he will gently push the tendons, nerves, and blood vessels to the side. After this:
- The surgeon will remove the damaged bone.
- The surgeon will reshape 3 of your bones that will remain in place:
1. The lower end of your shin bone (tibia).
2. The lower end of your smaller lower leg bone (fibula).
3. The top of your foot bone (talus) that the leg bones rest on.
- The parts of the new artificial joint are then attached. Special glue may be used to hold them in place. Often, screws are also placed through the two leg bones (fibula and tibia) to help support the artificial ankle.
- A bone graft is created between the ends of the fibula and tibia. This makes your new ankle more stable. Get Estimate
After the ProcedureAfter surgery, you will need to stay in the hospital for up to 4 days. Your ankle will be in a cast or a splint after surgery. A small tube that helps drain blood from the ankle joint will be left in your ankle for 1 or 2 days.
To keep swelling down, you can keep your foot raised higher than your heart while you are sleeping or resting. Your doctor may recommend physical therapy to learn exercises that will help with ankle motion.Get Estimate
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