Ankle Replacement Surgery
Ankle Replacement Surgery involves replacing a damaged, worn or diseased joint ankle joint with an artificial joint.
It is an operation that reduces ankle pain most commonly caused by arthritis and involves prosthetics being used to replace the damaged bone and cartilage.
- Why Ankle Replacement Surgery?
Ankle Replacement Surgery is an effective treatment for an ankle joint that is damaged, worn or diseased. If the ankle joint is not functioning adequately or painlessly, ankle replacement surgery may be the ideal option.
The most common causes of ankle damage are:
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Bone Fracture
- How is it performed?
Total Ankle Replacement, carried out under general or epidural anaesthetic, will follow this procedure:
- The damaged part of the lower end of the shin bone will be removed.
- The same will be carried out with the top end of your foot bone that the shin bone rests on.
- A piece of metal will be attached to the cut bone ends.
- A medical glue will be used to hold them in place.
- A piece of medical grade plastic will be inserted between the two metal parts.
- The tendons will then be put back into place and the wound stitched up.
Your consultant will decide whether Total Ankle Replacement is the most suitable option for you based on a number of factors.
- Wrightington Hospital
We are currently number one in the region for orthopaedic surgery and undertake approximately 1000 procedures per month.
We are able to offer exceptional clinical outcomes when compared to other providers using the National Joint Registry data.
We have the Lowest Infection Rates of any NHS Hospital in the UK.
We have one of the Lowest Readmission Rates in the North West.