Ankle Replacement Details
When the bone and cartilage in the ankle joint is severely damaged or if the patient is suffering from arthritis, it may be necessary to undergo ankle replacement surgery. This procedure involves the implantation of prosthetic components to replace the damaged portions of the ankle joint. Infection and bone fractures are also possible reasons to have the surgery done. The end result should be both the alleviation of pain as well as the restoration of motion. Outcomes of this type of surgery are generally positive, especially in the short-term.