An injured ankle joint can make everyday activities painful and difficult to do. When surgery is the best option to reduce the pain, you want specially trained surgeons who can provide the latest technology.
Ankle joint replacement is done when the joint is severely damaged from conditions such as:
- Traumatic injury
- Chronic ankle sprains
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Primary osteoarthritis
Whenever possible, your surgeon will take you through certain steps of treatment to try and avoid surgery. Some treatments may include:
- Shoe modifications
If surgery is the best option for you, your surgeon will discuss ankle fusion and total ankle replacement to decide which procedure best fits your lifestyle. Total ankle replacement mimics the actual ankle, and it's an alternative to fusing the ankle.
The following ankle joint replacement devices are offered at Gundersen by podiatric foot and ankle surgeon Thomas S. Roukis, DPM, PhD:
Dr. Roukis is trained to implant all FDA cleared and approved total ankle replacement devices in the U.S. to find the best match for you.
If you are suffering from pain and loss of movement in your ankle, don't wait any longer for relief. Call (608) 775-2427 to make an appointment today.