Ankle and Foot Fusion Surgery Treatment
Ankle and foot fusion treatment is performed through surgery to fuse the bones of the ankle together. Patients who suffer from arthritis in the ankles may require this type of surgery, which is also known as arthrodesis. Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds will discuss all treatment options for arthritis in the ankle as a part of a comprehensive consultation.
The correct name for the ankle joint is the “tibiotalar” joint. However, the subtalar joint is also part of the ankle. This area of the ankle joint is where two bones in the feet (the talus and calcaneus) meet to form the subtalar joint. This joint plays an important role in the functions that allow us to stand, walk and run.
Arthritis may impact these ankle joints. In most cases, wear and tear of the smooth cartilage results in the pain, inflammation and joint stiffness that patients experience. At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, ankle and foot fusion treatment may include the fusion of two or more ankle bones.
Relief from Ankle Pain & Swelling
An ankle and foot fusion procedure is carried out at Silicon Valley Orthopaedics to stop pain and swelling in and around the joint. The bones are compressed, and then plates and other hardware are used to join them together. Ankle and bone fusion can be achieved using minimally invasive surgery, depending on the progression and stage of the rheumatic condition.
At Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, you will benefit from an open, honest and informative consultation with Dr. Nic Gay or Dr. Masi Reynolds. We believe that patients should make informed decisions about ankle and foot fusion treatment. You will receive a realistic evaluation of all potential outcomes from any procedure that is offered at our California practice.
For detailed information on ankle and foot fusion treatment from Silicon Valley Orthopaedics, contact our practice today for a friendly conversation with a team member.