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I know you can have a knee and hip replacement, but can you get a ankle replacement?

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Dr. Eric Bluman
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes but..

Unfortunately, the results have not been as reliable as knee and hip replacement.
There are stringent criteria to be an ideal candidate for ankle replacement. The ankle is not as forgiving as these other joints and the procedure is highly technical. Anyone considering this option make sure that you consult with a orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.

In brief: Yes but..

Unfortunately, the results have not been as reliable as knee and hip replacement.
There are stringent criteria to be an ideal candidate for ankle replacement. The ankle is not as forgiving as these other joints and the procedure is highly technical. Anyone considering this option make sure that you consult with a orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeon. One in your area can be found at www.Aofas.Org.
Dr. Eric Bluman
Dr. Eric Bluman
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Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
General Practice
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Ankle replacement is now available.
You can find more information at www.Myanklereplacement.Com.

In brief: Yes

Ankle replacement is now available.
You can find more information at www.Myanklereplacement.Com.
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
Dr. Nicholas Nomicos
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: Yes

In the right patient.

In brief: Yes

In the right patient.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry

In brief: Yes

The technique is newer and because of the complexity of the ankle joint is not as wide spread as knee/hip replacement.
Long term studies are showing better long term results and more surgeons (myself included) are now trained and certified in the technique. Not all patients are candidates and there is specific selection criteria. If you are interested as a patient find a board certified surgeon.

In brief: Yes

The technique is newer and because of the complexity of the ankle joint is not as wide spread as knee/hip replacement.
Long term studies are showing better long term results and more surgeons (myself included) are now trained and certified in the technique. Not all patients are candidates and there is specific selection criteria. If you are interested as a patient find a board certified surgeon.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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