Ankle Replacement Surgery Specialists in IL
Ankle pain can get in the way of all of your daily routines. Our busy days require constant moving on our feet and ankles and any interference is a huge setback. If your ankle is holding you back, consider an ankle replacement surgery with IBJI specialists so we can get you back to your normal routine.
When is Ankle Replacement Surgery Necessary?
When over-the-counter medications or lifestyle changes can’t help severe ankle pain, it’s time to consider surgery. The most common reason for ankle replacement surgery is to cure any arthritic symptoms in the ankle joint.
Ankle arthroplasty (arthroscopic surgery) is a great alternative in order to maintain painless motion in the joint. This surgical procedure aims to replace the damaged areas of cartilage, shin and foot bone in the ankle with a low-friction prosthetic implant. The prosthesis used in total ankle replacements allows for the up and down movement of the new joint, unlike other ankle surgery methods. The artificial joint is held in place by screws and will help regain the range of motion once hindered by arthritis.
Post-surgery, your ankle replacement surgeon will have you wear a brace, boot or splint in order to effectively recover and heal from the procedure. An average recovery takes within a six-weeks alongside physically therapy to strengthen the ankle. Our IBJI surgeons will recommend the best ankle replacement recovery strategy so you can get back to walking without pain as soon as possible.
Ankle Replacement Surgery Conditions and Treatments
The Illinois Bone and Joint Institute will assess your ankle with care and apply the most accurate diagnosis with your conditions. The following are examples of conditions and treatment techniques that are used to treat the ankle in consideration for surgery.
- Ankle Fracture
- Ankle weakness, stiffness, or instability
- Loosening of pre-existing artificial joint
- Nerve damage
- Blood vessel damage
- Physical Therapy
- Occupational Therapy
- Custom Orthotics
- Pain Management
- Medications: Analgesics, Corticosteroids, Disease Modifying Antirheumatic Drugs, TNF-alpha inhibitors, Immunotherapy
- Minimally Invasive Surgery: Arthroscopic Surgery
Alternative Surgery: Synovectomy, Total Joint Replacement, Joint Fusion