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Friday, January 13, 2012

Is Ankle Replacement Surgery on the Horizon for Ankle Arthritis?

http://www.doctorslounge.com/index.php/news/pb/25944

The article above shows that there is hope that good ankle replacement surgeries will be part of the future. There is so much research in this area that I try to tell my patients that have advanced arthritis in their ankles to get cortisone shots as needed, wear high tops and ankle braces if helpful, and do daily ankle strengthening and anti-inflammatory measures (like ice packs). Occassional trips to the physical therapist or accupuncturist to control inflammation can also help. Get multiple opinions before agreeing to a fusion or replacement. Have a conservative podiatrist if possible be your ombudsman to sort through the information available from the surgeons.

1 comment:

  1. This is very great thing you have shared with us. Now I found enough resources by your tips about this issue, Thank you.

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Thank you very much for leaving a comment. Due to my time restraints, some comments may not be answered.I will answer questions that I feel will help the community as a whole.. I can only answer medical questions in a general form. No specific answers can be given. Please consult a podiatrist, therapist, orthopedist, or sports medicine physician in your area for specific questions.