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Ankle fusion is a type of surgery to fuse the bones of your ankle into one piece. It’s also known as ankle arthrodesis. The surgery is usually done to treat arthritis in the ankle.
Ankle fusion or ankle replacement may be recommended when end-stage arthritis is diagnosed. The ankle cartilage has worn away, and bone painfully rubs against bone.
You may need an ankle fusion or ankle replacement, if you have severe arthritis in your ankle. It can cause symptoms such as severe pain, inflammation, and stiffness. These can lead to difficulty walking. The 3 main types of ankle arthritis are:
Every surgery has risks. The risks of ankle fusion include:
While there is no cure for ankle arthritis, the condition can be managed. Conservative measures can include:
Over time, as the ankle cartilage wears away and the pain is significant, surgery may be the only way to manage symptoms.
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Our doctor, specialize in Trauma/Injury/Fractures, Diabetic Foot Care, Foot and Ankle Medicine and Surgery, Pediatric Foot Care, Wound Care,, Arthritic Foot & Ankle, Custom Orthotics, Geriatric Foot Care, Ingrown Nails, Fall Prevention, Hammertoes, Sports Medicine, Bunions, Fungal Nails, Foot & Ankle Pain, and Flatfoot.
Dr. Martins has been trained in both Canada and the United States, mastering the art of foot and ankle surgery.
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