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When do you know when you should get an ankle replacement?
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Dr. Richard Jay
Podiatry
4 doctors agree
In brief: Ankle Replacement
The bottom line should be.
...when it interferes with your normal and daily life activity. If painful when walking or standing for any period of time. If you are a candidate, total ankle replacement is an excellent choice (TAR). There are other option, Fusion and and non-surgical bracing. Bracing should be your first choice well constructed brace (Arizona or Ritchie) before surgery.

In brief: Ankle Replacement
The bottom line should be.
...when it interferes with your normal and daily life activity. If painful when walking or standing for any period of time. If you are a candidate, total ankle replacement is an excellent choice (TAR). There are other option, Fusion and and non-surgical bracing. Bracing should be your first choice well constructed brace (Arizona or Ritchie) before surgery.
Dr. Richard Jay
Dr. Richard Jay
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Dr. Jack Choueka
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jack Choueka
Dr. Jack Choueka
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Dr. Seth Steber
Podiatry
In brief: Pain all the time
The main reason for an ankle replacement is chronic pain and a posttraumatic situation.
Other alternatives include fusion, ankle arthroscopy and ankle arthrodiastasis.

In brief: Pain all the time
The main reason for an ankle replacement is chronic pain and a posttraumatic situation.
Other alternatives include fusion, ankle arthroscopy and ankle arthrodiastasis.
Dr. Seth Steber
Dr. Seth Steber
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Dr. Selene Parekh
Orthopedic Surgery - Foot & Ankle
In brief: Ankle arthritis
It depends on your level of pain, disability, and changes in quality of life.
This is a personal decision. In general, you want to wait as long as possible.

In brief: Ankle arthritis
It depends on your level of pain, disability, and changes in quality of life.
This is a personal decision. In general, you want to wait as long as possible.
Dr. Selene Parekh
Dr. Selene Parekh
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