Ankle Replacement (Total)
Ankle replacement surgery is most commonly recommended by doctors to treat arthritis in the ankle, or osteoarthritis (a specific form of arthritis where there is gradual wear and tear of a joint). Arthritis describes a group of conditions that damage one or more joints, osteoarthritis is the most common form of arthritis. The damage caused by arthritis wears down the cartilage in the ankle, leading to stiffness and pain in the joint.
A total ankle replacement is a surgical procedure that takes roughly an hour to 90 minutes to perform. Your surgeon will remove the damaged surfaces in your ankle joint and replace them with an artificial joint made of plastic. After surgery, most patients will experience reduced ankle pain and gain the ability to walk more easily.
Patients who undergo a total ankle replacement should be able to return home after two to five days. You will be required to perform exercises that your doctor will teach you during recovery. Before you begin exercising, ask your doctor or medical team for advice.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. Ankle replacement surgery is available at the One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire and the One Ashford Hospital in Kent.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Ankle Replacement (Total) treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding Ankle Replacement (Total) or to book an initial consultation.
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