Arthritis or injury can cause severe ankle damage leading to pain and stiffness that might be best addressed with total ankle replacement surgery.
The Saint Thomas Joint Replacement Institute offers ankle replacement surgery for certain patients with ankle arthritis. The surgeon removes damaged cartilage and bone from the ankle joint and replaces it with a safe, high quality materials (typically metal and specialized plastics) to provide a smooth and painless range of motion.
Please know that treatment options may vary. It is the discretion of the surgeon and patient as to which surgical method is most appropriate to reach the optimal outcome.