Ankle Arthrodesis

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Ankle Arthrodesis

Foot

What is Ankle Arthrodesis?

Ankle arthrodesis is a surgical procedure that fuses the tibiotalar joint of the ankle. The tibiotalar joint is where the top of your fibula and the bottom of your talus meet–these are two bones in your ankle. In arthrodesis, those two bones are fused together so they can’t move any longer.

The goal of this surgery is to stop pain from coming from the tibiotalar joint. Some people have pain when they’re running or playing sports, and some people just have pain all the time.

Why Ankle Arthrodesis surgery is performed?

Ankle arthrodesis surgery is performed to fuse the tibiotalar joint. This surgery can be used to treat ankle arthritis, when the joint becomes painful and stiff.

After surgery, patients will need to wear a cast for 4-6 weeks while they heal from their procedure. This can be uncomfortable, but it will keep their ankle immobilized while it heals properly so they do not have any problems later on down the road!

What are the causes of Ankle Arthrodesis Surgery?

Ankle fusion surgery is used to treat ankle arthritis. This can be caused by injury, osteoarthritis, or a number of other conditions. The surgery involves removing damaged bone and fusing the bones together, which stabilizes the joint.

It can also be used to treat tibiotalar arthrodesis (which is when the ankle bone fuses with the tibia bone). This condition can occur after an injury or from repeated stress on the joint.

What is the procedure for Ankle Arthrodesis?

Ankle arthrodesis is a surgical procedure that involves the fusion of the tibiotalar joint. It’s used to treat ankle pain caused by osteoarthritis and other conditions, such as rheumatoid arthritis or failed ankle ligament surgery.

During this procedure, screws are inserted into the bones of your ankle and attached to metal plates that are attached to your leg. These plates help hold your ankle in place so it doesn’t move around or rotate. The screws are placed directly into the bone and then secured with a plate. This helps stabilize your ankle and make it more rigid than it was before surgery.

After surgery, you may need physical therapy to help learn how to walk again without putting too much pressure on your new joint fusion.

What are the complications of Ankle Arthrodesis?

Complications from ankle arthrodesis include:

Nerve damage

This can happen if you have an infection or inflammation in your foot, which may happen if you have diabetes. If your nerves are damaged, you may not be able to feel pain in your foot and ankle. You may also lose some of your strength or balance.

Blood clots

Blood clots can form in your leg if you don’t move around enough after surgery. Blood clots can travel through your bloodstream and cause serious problems such as heart attacks or strokes

Infection

Infections are common after any type of surgery and can cause discomfort and even death if they’re not treated quickly

What are the benefits of Ankle Arthrodesis?

There are several benefits to ankle arthrodesis, including:

  • A reduction of pain, swelling and motion problems
  • A decrease in the risk of future joint damage or injury
  • Improved stability and mobility of your ankle

Recommended Exercise

Foot

What are the exercises you can perform after Ankle Arthrodesis surgery?

After ankle arthrodesis surgery, you will be placed in a short leg cast or brace. You may be asked to wear this for up to six weeks. The exercises you can perform after ankle arthrodesis surgery are:

  • If you have been given crutches, use them to assist yourself as you walk around the house.
  • Walk around the house without assistance for 20 minutes every day unless directed otherwise by your doctor or physical therapist.
  • Do a range of motion exercises that involve bending and straightening your knee (flexion and extension) several times each hour. This is important because it helps prevent stiffness from developing in your knee joint when it is immobilized by the cast/brace for so long!

Explanation of Recommended Orthotic Device

Back

What brace is used for Ankle Arthrodesis?

The brace used for Ankle Arthrodesis is a spica cast. The spica cast is a plaster cast that extends from the top of the foot to just below the knee. A spica cast is used to immobilize your ankle after surgery or injury, and it can be worn for up to six weeks.

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