Ankle Replacement Surgeon in Westchester County

What is ankle replacement surgery?

Total ankle replacement surgery, also known as total ankle arthroplasty, is a medical procedure that can help restore a person’s ankle function after the joint has been damaged. In many cases, ankle replacement surgery is needed after years of ankle arthritis damage has made the ankle no longer able to bear weight or move normally without significant pain. Additionally, ankle arthroplasty is sometimes a good option when the joint has been severely damaged due to an injury. Our physicians at Specialty Orthopaedics deal with a wide range of ankle problems, including complex conditions. We provide the latest and most advanced approaches to ankle restoration surgeries with a high success rate.

Why is ankle replacement used?

Ankle replacement surgery might be recommended if you are suffering from one of the following issues related to severe ankle arthritis or joint damage:

  • Ankle joint pain
  • Ankle swelling
  • Difficulty moving the ankle joint
  • Ankle joint stiffness
  • Inability to bear weight on the affected ankle
  • Difficulty walking

What does ankle replacement involve?

When you undergo your ankle replacement surgery with our team of orthopedic specialists, you can expect the following:

  • Your surgeon may use robotic-assisted technologies to precisely locate the ankle joint prior to your surgery for the most accuracy.
  • The diseased ankle joint is fully removed.
  • Your surgeon replaces the damaged joint with an artificial ankle part called a prosthetic.

Following the total joint replacement procedure, our team will guide you through your entire recovery process. We can coordinate additional care services for you, which might include physical therapy or exercise therapy. Our main concern is to help you seamlessly transition back into your regular activities.

What are the benefits of having ankle replacement surgery?

The advantages of undergoing ankle replacement surgery at Specialty Orthopaedics include the following:

  • Experienced and caring surgeons
  • Evidence-based orthopedic techniques
  • Chronic ankle pain relief
  • Restored ankle function
  • Performed at some of the best orthopedic hospitals in the country

If you are interested in ankle replacement surgery, visit Specialty Orthopaedics. Our New York orthopedic practice is home to a team of fellowship-trained orthopedists in a variety of specialty areas. We offer comprehensive treatment for musculoskeletal disorders in a caring and responsive clinical atmosphere. Give us a call at 914.686.0111 or fill out the form on this page to schedule your appointment today.

Dr. James R. McWilliam foot and ankle specialist

Dr. James McWilliam

Foot & Ankle Specialist

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