Journal of Universal Surgery

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Types of Ankle Surgeries and Ankle Replacement Surgery

Dr. Melanie Marin*

Ankle fractures are the third most common osseous injury in the elderly, behind hip and distal radius fractures. While there is a rich history of clinical advancement in the timing, technique, perioperative management, and associated risks of hip fractures, similar evaluations are only more recently being undertaken for ankle fractures. Traditionally, elderly patients were treated more conservatively; however, nonoperative management has been found to be associated with increased mortality. As such, older and less healthy patients have become operative candidates. Ankle surgery may be an option when more-conservative treatments don't relieve ankle pain caused by severe arthritis. The type of surgery that's right for you depends on your age, your level of activity, and the severity of your joint damage or deformity. Severely damaged ankle joints may need to have the bones fused together or even replaced with an artificial joint. Ankle surgery is a treatment option recommended to people with severe pain or injuries in the ankle joint. Depending on certain factors like your age, overall health, and the severity of the pain, your doctor may determine the type of ankle surgery suitable for you.

Published Date: 2022-12-30; Received Date: 2022-12-02