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Ankle replacement

Ankle replacement

Ankle replacement: Ankle replacement is surgery to replace worn out ankle cartilage and bones with man-made metal, ceramic, and plastic parts.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Ankle replacement

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

Non-Surgical Options: Ankle replacement

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

Other Surgical Options: Ankle replacement

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

Procedure Complications: Ankle replacement

Possible surgical complications of Ankle replacement may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Dislocation of artificial ankle
  • Little to no improvement in ankle mobility

Ankle replacement: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Ankle replacement: Six to eight weeks.

Ankle replacement: Other Names

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

  • Ankle arthroplasty

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