Ankle Replacement instead of Ankle Bonding?

Question

I have had both knees replaced my right hip twice and now I will have surgery to remove the vein in my left elbow to eleviate the numbness i’m experiencing in my hand.I have a high tolerance to pain. After my second knee surgery I was up doing physial therapy the same day. Is there a surgery to reconstruct my ankle(s)? I’ve been told that they can be bonded I don’t think i would like that.

Answer

There are ankle replacements being done in specialized centers.  You should seek a consultation to see if you are a candidate

Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

About Alan Matsumoto, M.D.

Part-time Faculty, Division of Rheumatology
Johns Hopkins University