Total Ankle Replacement surgery is a surgical procedure in which an ankle joint is replaced with a prosthetic ankle joint. A total ankle replacement surgery may be recommended for patients with arthritis or severe degeneration of bone and cartilege in the ankle. Total ankle replacement will relieve patients of arthritic pain, and unlike the ankle fusion procedure, it will preserve the patients range of motion of the joint. Dr. Craig S. Radnay practices conservative medical care, meaning non-surgical methods of treatment will be explored thoroughly before surgery is recommended.
Ideal candidates for this type of procedure are individuals who are of healthy weight, less active and with minimal ankle deformity. Patients who do not meet these requirements may risk the development of arthritis in other joints in the foot, and have a higher risk of complication during and after surgery. Even if a candidate were to meet these requirements, a major surgery may not be the recommended treatment. Dr. Craig S. Radnay practices conservative medical care, meaning non-surgical methods of treatment will be explored thoroughly before surgery is recommended.