Ankle osteoarthritis

Specialty of Orthopaedic Surgery

Ankle Osteoarthritis is a degenerative joint disease, suffering the breakdown of cartilage that covers the bone. If the tissues disappear, the bone can not dampen the loads ankle supports. The causes of this chronic disease are over time, sequelae of trauma and fractures or sequelae of osteochondritis ankle. The patient feels pain in the foot, a feeling of pressure that makes you more tired and walk with difficulty. In addition, the running time decreases and the person ends up not being able to walk even a few meters followed and, in severe cases, causes total inability to walk. The initial treatment of osteoarthritis of the ankle is the use of templates to better accommodate the foot and reduce the impact force of walking ankle. In more advanced cases, surgery is recommended, and others may choose to implant a prosthesis ankle.

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