Ankle replacement

Alternative Names

Ankle arthroplasty – total; Total ankle arthroplasty; Endoprosthetic ankle replacement; Ankle surgery

Definition of Ankle replacement

Ankle replacement is surgery to replace the damaged parts of the three bones that make up the ankle joint. Artificial joint parts (prosthetics) are used to replace your own bones. They come in different sizes to fit different-size people.

Review

C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Dept of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 2/3/2009

Ankle anatomy

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