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Ankle Replacement

Front Ankle DiagramOur ankles are critical to our ability to move around. The ankle is very complex, made up of two joints, bones, and ligaments - all working together to handle the stress your ankle receives as you walk, run and jump.

As with other joints, when damaged joint surfaces or severe arthritis takes over the ankle, moving can be painful or impossible.

If physical therapy and other conservative treatments don’t eliminate ankle pain, then ankle replacement maybe an option for you. Ankle replacement can relieve pain from arthritis and improve motion at the joint, resulting not only in less pain, but less stress in adjacent joints.

MultiCare orthopedic surgeons also perform the following ankle procedures: