When is Total Ankle Replacement Surgery Necessary?
Total ankle replacement surgery, also called ankle arthroplasty, is used to repair a severely damaged ankle joint. If you’ve sustained an ankle injury or are suffering from ankle arthritis and conservative treatment methods have been exhausted, your ankle doctor may recommend a total ankle replacement surgery.
During total ankle replacement surgery, both sides of your ankle are removed and replaced with specially designed artificial prostheses made of plastic, titanium, and cobalt chromium alloy. This allows your ankle joint to regain strength and mobility while significantly reducing your level of ankle pain.
Why choose Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists?
Our fellowship-trained foot and ankle doctors at Northwest Orthopaedic Specialists completed additional training, specifically in the foot and ankle, and are recognized leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of ankle injuries and conditions. With this advanced training, our foot and ankle doctors, Dr. Padrta and Dr. Shirzad, are recognized leaders in the industry and have the experience and expertise to assess, diagnose, and treat your ankle injury or condition individually to your needs.
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To consult with one of our foot and ankle doctors, please request an appointment online, or call 888-660-2663.
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"Fifteen years ago, I had a life altering, one vehicle, auto accident, in which, most of my lower extremities were broken. I was the driver, middle of the day, middle of June. After a series of multiple surgeries to both of my ankles, Dr. Padrta suggested that I would benefit from an ankle replacement for my left ankle. It has indeed brought back a lot of the function, mobility, etc. and along with a small dosage of medicine, has given me great pain relief. A huge accomplishment for me was re-learning to walk up and down the stairs, one foot at a time rather than having to two-step them. However, the biggest and most difficult "goal" for me by far, was training to "walk" Bloomsday, 9 months after my ankle replacement. I did finish the race, albeit, in last place, BUT, I did it and was so proud!! Thank you to Dr. Padrta & ALL his staff for guiding and encouraging me along the way, into the life of mobility that I now have. I am truly grateful." — Sue Q.