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One stop solution for hip knee and foot & ankle disorders
Total ankle replacement
Osteoarthritis is a very common condition affecting us as we get older.
Treatment of arthritis depends on the stage of arthritis and the degree of symptoms you get.
In early stages, simple measures like
would help reduce the symptoms.
In late stages of arthritis, joint replacement gets rid of the pain and stiffness and improves your mobility
Are there any risks in having joint replacement?
Joint replacement is generally a successful operation and lasts for 10 to 15 years.
The followings are the
rare risks involved.
ankle very painful and
How long will I be in the hospital?
1 to 2 days.
When will I start to walk again?
Your leg will be in a plaster slab for 2 weeks. You will
be using a pair of crutches and will not walk on the
operated leg for 2 weeks. With a new plaster at 2
weeks, you will weight bear partially for 4 weeks.
When can I drive?
6 to 8 weeks after operation, once you are able to do
an emergency stop.
How will you reduce the risk of infection?
You will be given antibiotics at the time of operation.
How will you reduce the risk of blood clots?
You will be given injections to thin the
Do I need physiotherapy?
Yes. It is very important that you do exercise after the
plaster is removed to improve the bending of the
How successful is ankle replacement?
97 out of every 100 replaced ankles are functioning
well at 3 years.
90 out of every 100 replaced ankles are functioning
well at 10 years.