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Ankle fusion

Ankle fusion

Ankle fusion: Ankle fusion is permanently joining the bones that comprise the ankle joint with screws, essentially locking the ankle in place to eliminate pain.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Ankle fusion

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Ankle fusion:

Non-Surgical Options: Ankle fusion

These non-surgical medical options may be possible alternative treatments to performing Ankle fusion:

Other Surgical Options: Ankle fusion

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Ankle fusion may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Ankle fusion

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Ankle fusion may include:

  • General or epidural anesthesia

Procedure Complications: Ankle fusion

Possible surgical complications of Ankle fusion may include:

Prognosis for a Good Outcome: Ankle fusion

The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is excellent. Joint pain is relieved in most cases.

Ankle fusion: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Ankle fusion: Eight to twelve weeks.

Ankle fusion: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Ankle fusion) include:

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