Montefiore New Rochelle Department of Orthopaedic Surgery

Joint Solutions: Total Ankle Replacement

If you have been struggling with debilitating ankle pain that dramatically impairs your mobility, there's a chance you may have investigated total ankle replacement surgery (also called ankle arthroscopy) to alleviate pain and improve your range of motion.

Surgery is always a complex decision, but when your ankle pain is so severe that it frequently interferes with your ability to move freely during the day or participate in the activities you enjoy, the time may be right to consider ankle replacement.

In this procedure, our highly skilled surgeons replace damaged bone and cartilage with artificial parts (prosthetics or implants). Over the last decade or so, ankle replacements have been growing in popularity, as the design and construction of the prosthetics available for use have vastly improved.

Our team has experience diagnosing and treating the causes of ankle damage that may ultimately call for a replacement procedure, including:

  • Osteoarthritis;
  • Rheumatoid arthritis;
  • Arthritis due to past injury;
  • Bone fracture; and
  • Infection.

Our team of on-site experts will take the time to offer the information needed to make sure you realistically understand the benefits of ankle replacement. We'll go over all of the reasons why ankle replacement surgery may, or may not, be appropriate for you. If you opt for the procedure, we will be with you every step of the way—from close consultation pre-surgery to extremely vigilant and coordinated follow up.

Our multidisciplinary team of surgeons, nurses, nurse practitioners and physical therapists offer insight on preparation, education, continuity of treatment, as well as information on what your role during comprehensive care post-surgery to ensure optimal results.

Want more information about the Joint Solutions Program at Montefiore New Rochelle? Please feel free to contact us with any questions at 914-365-3981. We look forward to hearing from you.