Total Ankle Arthroplasty
Total ankle replacement, also known as total ankle arthroplasty, is a surgical procedure that foot and ankle orthopaedic surgeons use to treat ankle arthritis. Arthritic changes may be a result of normal wear and tear due to aging or from an injury such as a broken ankle or dislocation. Arthritis eventually leads to loss of cartilage, pain, and/or deformity.
The goal of ankle replacement is to provide pain relief while preserving ankle motion so the patient has less pain and better function during activity.