Beneficios de la prótesis de tobillo

Written by: Dr. Xavier Martín Oliva
Published: | Updated: 18/11/2018
Edited by: Alicia Arévalo Bernal

The ankle prosthesis is a prosthesis that is placed to replace the arthritic and degenerate parts of the painful ankle. It allows mobility of the ankle without feeling any pain and with good function of the lower extremity.

The ankle prosthesis allows to solve pathologies like: 

  • Ankle osteoarthritis.
  • Arthritis of the ankle.
  • Rheumatic ankle processes.
  • Seizures of fractures and ankle accidents.
The ankle prosthesis lasts approximately 10 to 15 years. 

Ankle Prosthetics: When to Change It

The ankle prosthesis lasts approximately 10 to 15 years. After that period, the patient should go to the specialist to change it. You may also decide to undergo an ankle arthrodesis.

Benefits of ankle prosthesis

The main benefit of the ankle prosthesis is that it allows to suppress the pain maintaining the mobility and function of the ankle.

It is important to be aware that all surgeries carry risks. Treatment with ankle prosthesis has some complications, but in the hands of an expert in Traumatology , the risk is small.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Xavier Martín Oliva
Orthopaedic Surgery

An outstanding specialist in Traumatology, Dr. Martín Oliva is a reference in foot and ankle, although also has extensive experience in knee surgery. He has his own private practice in Barcelona. His extensive experience and the use of the most advanced techniques provide patient safety. He combines his profession with teaching, practicing as a professor at the University of Barcelona and being Director of Courses of surgery in Cadaver at the University of Barcelona for the training of specialists as well as director of doctoral theses at the University of Barcelona. He is the author of numerous publications and is a member of several medical societies. He is the current President of the Educational Committee of the European Society and is also a Past President of the Spanish Society of Foot and Ankle.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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