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The diagnosis of osteoarthritis or fracture is made by a digital x-ray. Further diagnostic imaging studies like CT scans or MRIs are ordered if and when required. Once the bone condition is diagnosed, then the treatment options are discussed with the patient. Ankle Replacement surgery is much better than the traditional ankle fusion approach as it does not limit the movement. The patient is able to walk normally after recovery from ankle replacement surgery.
In India, the cost of ankle replacement surgery is way less than the western countries. The patient’s health insurance covers the cost of shoulder replacement surgery in most cases.
The success rate of ankle replacement surgery is quite high, that is more than 90%. The patients report no pain and they can easily perform activities of daily living after the surgery.
Yes, it comes under major surgeries and you need to stay at the hospital for about 2 to 3 days. After that, you can go home and can come for follow-ups.
Patients aging between 40 to 80 years of age can get ankle replacements without any issues. However, it can be performed at a young age as well due to trauma or avascular necrosis.
The ankle joint (talocrural joint) is made up of the two bones of the lower leg (tibia and fibula) and one small bone of the foot (talus). The ankle joint helps in walking by moving the foot upwards and downwards. For Ankle Replacement surgery, first of all, anesthesia is given to the patient. After that, an incision is made in the front of the ankle joint. The joint surfaces are prepared for the implants and the implants are fixed in place. A plastic spacer is also placed between the two joint surfaces. After checking the smooth movement, the incision is closed and the patient is sent to the recovery room.
When you are under the care of such an experienced Ankle Replacement surgeon like Dr Abhishek Mishra, complications are highly unlikely. However, some complications that may arise in Ankle replacement surgery patients are infection, any issue with the implant, blood clot, pain, etc. These complications are quite uncommon when you are under the care of an experienced Ankle replacement specialist in Delhi, Dr Abhishek Mishra. Don’t forget to inform the hospital if you notice any fever, chills, swelling, or discharge from the surgical site.
Physical therapy is very important for your faster recovery and a full range of motion. The exercises are continued for about 6 weeks starting from the first day after surgery. You will be able to stand with support 1-2 days after the surgery. You will be able to walk without support only after a few weeks post surgery. You will be able to walk and climb stairs without difficulty after the recovery and rehabilitation. The full recovery takes about 6 to 8 weeks after ankle replacement surgery.
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