Total Ankle Reconstruction
Total ankle replacement surgery is used to treat the pain and immobility of severe end stage arthritis that has not responded to non-surgical treatments. The goal of ankle joint replacement surgery is to eliminate your pain and increase the mobility of your ankle joint.
Ankle joint replacement surgery may be recommended by your surgeon for the treatment of severe end stage arthritis that has not responded to conservative treatment options such as medication or injections.
Arthritis is a general term covering numerous conditions where the joint surfaces wear out. The joint surface is covered by a smooth articular surface made of cartilage that allows pain free movement in the joint. This surface can wear out for a number of reasons. Often the definite cause is unknown. When the articular cartilage wears out, the bone ends rub on one another causing pain. There are numerous conditions that can cause arthritis and often the exact cause is never known.
Causes of arthritis include
Inflammatory diseases such as Rheumatoid arthritis
Wear and tear of the joint can cause osteoarthritis
Growth abnormalities of the ankle may lead to premature arthritis.
Increased stress from overuse
Avascular necrosis (loss of blood supply)
Connective tissue disorders
Surgical Technique: Chronic Ankle Sprain Augmentation Repair with Arthrex® InternalBrace™ Ligament Augmentation Repair
Surgical Technique: Ankle Fracture Repair with Arthrex® Fracture Management System
Surgical Technique: Ankle Ligament Repair with Arthrex® Knotless TightRope®
Surgical Technique: Cartilage Repair with Arthrex® BioCartilage® (Ankle)