Total ankle replacement (TAR) replaces a painful, arthritic joint with metal and plastic implants, similar to knee and hip replacements.

We are experienced in primary ankle replacements and treatment of prior painful or failed ankle replacements.

Total ankle replacements are typically recommended for people who have advanced ankle arthritis, destroyed joint surfaces, or pain and stiffness that interferes with daily activities. Studies show that ankle replacements can safely and reliably ease pain and maintain mobility in patients.

Ankle replacement surgery is less likely than ankle fusion to cause stress on adjacent joints. Potential long-term issues may include the wearing down of plastic parts, or development of cysts, spurs or stress fractures. Prompt recognition and treatment may prevent bigger problems.

We work with you closely to determine if ankle replacement is the best surgery for you.