Total Ankle Replacement
Total ankle replacement, also known as total ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons use to treat ankle arthritis or injury. This surgery is often performed when arthritis has worn down the cartilage and the patient is suffering from chronic pain, inflammation, weakened support and a hindered lifestyle.
With total ankle replacement, the ankle joint is removed and replaced with an artificial implant made of metal and plastic. This preserves ankle motion, reduces pain and increases functionality during activity.
Signs and Symptoms:
In most cases, a total ankle replacement will begin with a diagnosis of arthritis or osteoporosis. The following signs and symptoms are indications that you should discuss treatment options with our foot & ankle specialist:
- Chronic pain, swelling and instability from arthritis or osteoporosis
- Insufficient healing from past injury
- Long term stress on joints
- Inflammation, redness, and bruising
- Disability or obesity resulting in chronic pain
If your daily life is being riddled with pain and stress, talk to our foot and ankle specialists about your options to get back to a normal routine and reduce pain.
What's Next? Treatment Options...
To find out more about treatment options and specialized care, please call Columbia Orthopaedic Group at (573) 876-8141 and schedule an appointment or request one below:Request an Appointment
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Columbia Orthopaedic Group
1 South Keene Street
Columbia, Missouri 65201
During your initial consultation, you will have the opportunity to meet our team, learn about our services, and discuss potential treatment options best suited for your needs.