Ankle replacement surgery may be a viable option if an injury or severe arthritis has impaired your ability to stand, walk, or participate in the things you enjoy. The experienced doctors at ORA Orthopedics offer this procedure, along with a full spectrum of musculoskeletal care, to residents of Moline, IL, Davenport, IA, Bettendorf, IA, and other communities throughout the Quad Cities.
While not as common as hip and knee replacement, ankle replacement surgery can lead to a substantial improvement in comfort and function for people with a worn ankle joint. This procedure involves removing the damaged components of the ankle joint and replacing them with durable artificial components, known as prostheses. Recent advances in joint replacement techniques have minimized the invasiveness of surgery, providing a streamlined recovery period and positive results for many patients.
At ORA Orthopedics – the largest and most advanced orthopedic practice in the Quad Cities – ankle replacement surgery is not considered a first course of treatment. Our doctors take a conservative approach that focuses first on improving joint function with non-surgical therapies, such as physical therapy, bracing, and cortisone injections. However, joint replacement may be the best option for patients who do not respond to conservative treatments. Our orthopedic surgeons have experience performing ankle replacement procedures and are trained in the latest surgical techniques to help ensure our patients can get back to life as safely and quickly as possible.
Contact ORA Orthopedics in the Quad Cities to learn more about ankle replacement surgery. Our doctors will be happy to review your treatment options, address any concerns you may have, and help you make a confident decision about your joint health.