MD Podiatrist Discusses Benefits of Ankle Replacement vs. Fusion

Something as simple as walking affects the quality of life… just like going up and down stairs, driving, or anything that involves ankle range of motion What is the solution? “What we’ve been doing for a long time is fusing the ankle. What we’re doing now is restoring motion by utilizing technology and instrumentation to allow us to replace the degraded joint just like a knee replacement,” says Dan Michaels, DPM.
“The ankle replacement normalizes ankle range of motion so patients have a smooth range of motion. There’s no crepitus and we eliminate that pain generator. The key to success is restoring range of motion and getting the ankle perfectly aligned to the leg,” says Dr. Michaels.