When Surgery Is the Answer for Ankle Arthritis

There are two surgical options - fusion and replacement


When the pain of ankle arthritis compromises your quality of life, it’s time to consider surgery. Of course, surgery is never to be entered into lightly, but rather when nonsurgical treatments fail to help and when you’ve reached what’s called the final or end stage of ankle arthritis—when cartilage has eroded to the point that you have bone rubbing on bone and every movement hurts.

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