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Should I get joint fusion in my ankle? What are criteria?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Complex

Criteria for ankle fusions are complex and generally conservative approaches are attempted first before considering fusion.
A noninclusive list of factors include history of injury, response to prior treatment, current ankle positioning, current medical history & social factors that include history of or present use of nicotine containing products. Talk to a board certified surgeon for more info.

In brief: Complex

Criteria for ankle fusions are complex and generally conservative approaches are attempted first before considering fusion.
A noninclusive list of factors include history of injury, response to prior treatment, current ankle positioning, current medical history & social factors that include history of or present use of nicotine containing products. Talk to a board certified surgeon for more info.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Surgical treatment for elective orthopaedic conditions should be based on your pain, functional limitations, and failure to respond to non surgical management.
Surgical options for advanced ankle arthritis include fusion (arthrodesis) and replacement (arthroplasty). Many factors go into determining which of these options is best. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist for more info.

In brief: Depends

Surgical treatment for elective orthopaedic conditions should be based on your pain, functional limitations, and failure to respond to non surgical management.
Surgical options for advanced ankle arthritis include fusion (arthrodesis) and replacement (arthroplasty). Many factors go into determining which of these options is best. See an orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist for more info.
Dr. Robert Leland
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