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.
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.