Ankle arthrodesis is performed more commonly than that of the hip or knee. It is also called ankle fusion
Most common indication for performing this surgery is common indication is arthritis following injury to ankle also called post-traumatic arthritis.
Other indications are
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Neuromuscular disorders
- Failed total ankle arthroplasty.
- Bone tumors around the ankle
Before proceeding with arthrodesis, surgeon might give you a below knee cast to see if you are suitable candidate for arthrodesis. [Read more...]