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Total Ankle Replacement Specialist

Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists

Podiatrists & Podiatric Surgeons located in Farmington, NM

The skilled surgeons at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists offer comprehensive surgical care for a total ankle replacement. At their office in Farmington, New Mexico, the medical team uses the latest cutting-edge technology to replace ankle joints damaged by disease or injury with the highest quality implants. If you have a limited range of motion or chronic pain in your ankle, find out if you’re a candidate for total ankle replacement. Request your evaluation by calling Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists or using the online booking tool at any time.

Total Ankle Replacement

What is a total ankle replacement?

A total ankle replacement is a surgical procedure that replaces damaged parts of your ankle joint with artificial implants. The implant works just like your natural ankle joint, providing normal function and range of motion.

Your surgeon removes all or part of the damaged ankle joint, which is made up of your shin bone (tibia) and the top of your foot bone (talus). They put the new joint in place, securing them with a special cement to stabilize the ankle.

The team at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists uses the latest technologies and surgical techniques to do a total ankle replacement. They can determine if this procedure is right for you after an evaluation of your medical history and an assessment of your existing ankle condition.

Why would I need a total ankle replacement?

A total ankle replacement is often the last resort in treating chronic pain or disability from injuries or diseases that affect your ankle.

Your Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists provider can recommend total ankle replacement surgery to correct damage from:

  • Trauma
  • Arthritis
  • Fractures

You might also need a total ankle replacement if your ankle joint is severely damaged by chronic infection.

After a diagnostic consultation, your Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists provider can determine if you’re a candidate for surgery. They often first suggest nonsurgical treatments like physical therapy and joint injection therapy before resorting to surgery.

What are the benefits of total ankle replacement?

When conservative treatment isn’t enough to ease chronic ankle pain or limited range of motion in your ankle joint, total ankle replacement can do both.

The team at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists use the latest CT-designed cutting blocks to ensure more precise cutting of the tibial bone. This allows your surgeon to customize your surgery to your unique anatomy.

Following your replacement surgery and a period of healing, your new ankle implant works just like your natural joint, restoring your mobility and range of motion. You can also expect long-term relief of pain, inflammation, and other symptoms of ankle injuries or diseases.

To discuss the benefits of total ankle replacement for your chronic ankle pain, request an appointment with the team at Orthopedic Associates: Foot & Ankle Specialists by calling the office or using the online booking tool today.