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How big a surgery is replacing an ?Ankle joint with an artificial joint?
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Dr. Robert Leland
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Only experienced md
If it's your surgery, any surgery should be taken seriously.
Ankle replacement like most surgeries can very in complexity based on patient factors (size, health, previous surgeries). It should be performed by an experienced surgeon, in this case that usually means a fellowship trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist.

In brief: Only experienced md
If it's your surgery, any surgery should be taken seriously.
Ankle replacement like most surgeries can very in complexity based on patient factors (size, health, previous surgeries). It should be performed by an experienced surgeon, in this case that usually means a fellowship trained orthopaedic foot and ankle specialist.
Dr. Robert Leland
Dr. Robert Leland
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
2 doctors agree
In brief: Routine
This surgery is done routinely in a handful of centers in the usa.
You can watch my youtube video of the surgery.Be sure to have someone who is comfortable with ankle replacement to do your surgery.

In brief: Routine
This surgery is done routinely in a handful of centers in the usa.
You can watch my youtube video of the surgery.Be sure to have someone who is comfortable with ankle replacement to do your surgery.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Very big
It is a procedure that must be carefully considered in an appropriate patient after an appropriate period of conservative care.
A patient must understand and be willing to undergo the risks and potential complications of this surgery. While long term success is improving, this is not a procedure that should be performed on just any patient.

In brief: Very big
It is a procedure that must be carefully considered in an appropriate patient after an appropriate period of conservative care.
A patient must understand and be willing to undergo the risks and potential complications of this surgery. While long term success is improving, this is not a procedure that should be performed on just any patient.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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In brief: Major surgery
Definition of routine minor surgery is surgery done on someone else.
..Major surgery is surgery done on you...There is nothing routine in ankle replacement surgery..Only have it done by someone who does it many times a month...The difficult part is the post op care and rehab...

In brief: Major surgery
Definition of routine minor surgery is surgery done on someone else.
..Major surgery is surgery done on you...There is nothing routine in ankle replacement surgery..Only have it done by someone who does it many times a month...The difficult part is the post op care and rehab...
Dr. Steven Frydman
Dr. Steven Frydman
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