Ankle replacement surgery — also called ankle arthroplasty — replaces damaged bone and cartilage in the ankle joint with a prosthetic (artificial) implant. There are many types of prosthetic ankle joint devices made of metal and plastic, chosen for your individual needs.
Ankle arthroplasty is a successful treatment for ankle join pain (arthritis), including osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. For some, the operation is an alternative to fusion surgery for an ankle fracture or dislocation.
In addition to pain relief, the benefits of ankle replacement surgery include:
- Restored function and range of motion
- Improved mobility and activity
- Protection against future ankle arthritis
Why Choose UHealth?
Orthopedic trauma care you can count on. The trauma team manages orthopedic trauma services at the University of Miami Hospital, Jackson Memorial Hospital, and Jackson South Community Hospital. Our team is made up of six surgeons who each have a subspecialty focus in orthopedic trauma. We treat everything from simple fractures that need a brace or cast to complex injuries that are best handled at a Level 1 or Level 2 trauma center.