An ankle replacement surgery replaces a damaged or worn-down shoulder joint with an artificial part that lessens pain, improves range of motion, and increases strength. Rochester Regional Health’s Foot & Ankle Center and Joint Replacement Programs offer total ankle replacement surgery from experts who truly specialize in evaluating patients for and performing this procedure.
If you have ankle arthritis, instability, poor range of motion, or pain, an ankle replacement that replaces the ball-and-socket with artificial material may be your best option for relieving pain and other symptoms.
The Rochester Regional Health orthopedic surgery team provides care personalized care through every step of the process – ensuring you’re ready for your surgery and have the best outcomes possible.
As with other joint replacement surgeries, during an ankle replacement, our orthopedic surgeons will use minimally invasive approaches to replace the ends of the damaged bones in your ankle joint.
Ankle replacement is one of the most reliable treatment options for improving function, reducing pain, and getting patients back to the things they love.
First, your surgeon will remove the damaged portions of your shinbone and talus.
Next, a new metal joint will be attached to the remaining bones. Your surgeon will use a special type of cement to hold everything in place. He or she may also insert a piece of plastic to ensure the joint can glide easily.
Then, the surgeon will make any other necessary repairs and surgically close the layers of muscle and skin around your ankle and foot.