U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 29-year-old member asked:

what is involved in having a ankle replacement done?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 22 years experience
Surgery: The 3rd generation total ankles are all similar. You can view my surgical video on you tube.This will show you the technique for the surgery.
Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 31 years experience
Metal/plastic insert: Ankle replacement involves removing a small portion of bone on both sides of the joint (tibia and talus) and replacing it with metal on both ends and a special plastic (uhmwp) insert in the middle. It should be done by an experienced orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Dr. Eric Bluman commented
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 23 years experience
An orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon in your area can be found at www.aofas.org.
Nov 9, 2012
Dr. Wenjay Sung
Podiatry 14 years experience
Major surgery: At your age, unless you meet the criteria for tar, it is typically not recommended. However if you are asking for a family member or friend, the surgery is complex and requires a surgeon with advanced training. Usually, the patient is admitted overnight for pain control and weight bearing is not allowed for at least 2 weeks. The rehab can take 3months to 1 year. Hope this helps!

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership

Similar questions

CA
A 53-year-old member asked:

How long is the recovery for an ankle replacement?

5 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Mihalich
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 21 years experience
6 months: Full recovery can take up to six months. Most surgeons will limit weight bearing for a period of time. I start pt at 6 weeks post op.
A 50-year-old member asked:

When do you know when you should get an ankle replacement?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jack Choueka
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Severe pain: Replacement of any joint should be considered only for painful joint that as not responded to non operative management such as therapy and medications.
A 29-year-old member asked:

What is the hintegra ankle replacement technique?

4 doctor answers10 doctors weighed in
Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Foot and Ankle Surgery 22 years experience
Surgery: The 3rd generation total ankles are all similar. You can view my surgical video on you tube.This will show you the technique for the surgery.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What kind of limits on motion due you have after ankle replacement?

3 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Arnold Beresh
Podiatry 41 years experience
Increase: Most times there is an increase in motion of the ankle joint as compared to prior to surgery.
A 29-year-old member asked:

How long does it take to recover from an ankle replacement?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Randy Lisch
Podiatry 38 years experience
4-12 months: The immobility and bulk of the recovery after a total ankle replacement is in the first 4 months. For the ankle to heal completely, where you are relatively back to normal will take about 1 year.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
$30 per visit with
membership
Last updated Mar 21, 2015

People also asked

Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
$30 per visit with
membership

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.