Technological advancements in ankle replacement are allowing for new options for pain-free movement for people who suffer from debilitating ankle arthritis. Ankle replacement surgery, also called arthroplasty, has greatly improved over the past 10 years, making it a quickly growing, highly successful solution for people who suffer from ankle pain and who have pain with each walking step.
Ankle replacement surgery involves replacing a damaged joint with an implant (prosthesis) that serves as an artificial joint. This procedure provides great advantages when compared to the historically standard technique of fusing the ankle joint, which leaves patients with mobility issues and an increased chance of developing arthritis because of ankle immobility.
The procedure is performed by making an incision in front of the ankle, removing the arthritic bone and cartilage and inserting the implant. A state-of-the-art instrumentation guides the surgeon in making precise cuts in the bone, allowing for more anatomically-fitting implants. Arthroplasty is greatly improving lives and enabling previously pain-ridden patients to easily walk, run and enjoy activities without pain, discomfort or the need for any medications.
Recently I had my second triple arthrodesis in two years. I decided to see Dr. Kinmon and the team at Certified Foot and Ankle Specialists, and the results have been phenomenal. The incisions have healed flawlessly and look amazing. Even after two months post-operatively and I have very little permanent scarring. I would recommend Dr. Kinmon to anyone considering a similar surgery.RKA
It took me years to make the decision to have my toe surgery. I felt confident after consulting with Dr. Kinmon several times, and he even gave me referrals of other patients to call who had the same surgery. His staff was always very caring and handled my concerns in a timely manner. I am recovering well and so happy I did the surgery.Michelle A.