Surgery for Ankle Arthritis

Two surgeries for ankle arthritis both provide good pain relief.


When pain and physical limitations from ankle arthritis can no longer be adequately managed with nonsurgical measures, it may be time to consider surgery. For ankles, there are two main surgical choices—fusion and joint replacement. “Both of them are very good options,” says Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon Sara Lyn Miniaci-Coxhead, MD.

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