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Ankle Joint Replacement at DRHC Dubai

Welcome to the DRHC Dubai. This surgical procedure is designed to relieve pain and restore function in an ankle joint that has been damaged by arthritis, injury, or other conditions.

Ankle joint replacement, also known as ankle arthroplasty, involves replacing a damaged ankle joint with a prosthetic joint. The goal of the procedure is to relieve pain and restore mobility, helping patients return to their daily activities with minimal discomfort.

Who Needs Ankle Joint Replacement?

Ankle joint replacement is typically recommended for patients who have:

  • Severe Arthritis: This includes both osteoarthritis (wear-and-tear arthritis) and rheumatoid arthritis (an autoimmune disease that causes joint inflammation).
  • Significant Joint Damage: Patients who have experienced a severe injury or fracture that has caused extensive damage to the ankle joint may benefit from ankle joint replacement.
  • Chronic Ankle Pain: If non-surgical treatments like medications, physical therapy, or bracing have not provided sufficient relief, ankle joint replacement may be considered.

Types of Ankle Joint Replacement

There are two main types of ankle joint replacement surgeries:

  1. Total Ankle Replacement (TAR): Also known as total ankle arthroplasty, this procedure involves replacing the entire ankle joint with an artificial implant. This is most commonly performed on patients with severe arthritis or those who have experienced significant trauma to the ankle.

  2. Ankle Fusion (Arthrodesis): This procedure involves fusing the bones of the ankle joint together. While this can limit range of motion, it can also provide significant pain relief. This is often recommended for patients with severe arthritis where total ankle replacement may not be suitable.

Remember, the choice of procedure depends on several factors including the patient’s age, activity level, and overall health. It’s important to discuss these options with your orthopedic surgeon to determine the best treatment plan for you.

Post-Surgery Rehabilitation

After surgery, patients typically begin a rehabilitation program that includes physical therapy exercises to help restore strength and mobility to the ankle. This is a crucial part of the recovery process as it helps patients regain function and return to their daily activities.

In the initial weeks following surgery, patients may need to use crutches or a walker to help them move around. As healing progresses, weight-bearing activities are gradually increased.

Long-Term Recovery

Long-term recovery involves continuing with physical therapy exercises and gradually resuming normal activities. It’s important to note that while many patients experience significant pain relief and improved mobility after ankle joint replacement, it may take several months to a year to fully recover and achieve maximum improvement.

During this time, regular follow-up appointments will be scheduled with your orthopedic surgeon to monitor your progress and ensure the new joint is functioning well.

Returning to Normal Life

Most patients are able to return to their normal activities after recovery from ankle joint replacement surgery. However, certain high-impact activities such as running and jumping may need to be avoided to protect the new joint.

With proper care and rehabilitation, ankle joint replacement can significantly improve quality of life, allowing patients to move more freely and with less pain.

Why Choose DRHC Dubai?

At DRHC Dubai, our team is led by Dr. Rami Hamed, a specialist consultant with over 25 years of experience in orthopedic surgery. His extensive experience and expertise ensure that you receive world-class orthopedic care. Whether you’re considering elbow replacement surgery or seeking treatment for any other orthopedic condition, you can trust Dr. Rami Hamed and our team at DRHC Dubai to provide the highest standard of care. Please contact us at +97142798200 or fill form below to schedule a consultation. We’re here to help you get back to living a pain-free life.

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