Ankle Arthrodesis

Ankle Arthrodesis

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Arthritis is a group of conditions that cause damage to one or more joints. The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, where there is gradual wear and tear of a joint. For a few people this is a result of a previous injury. Some other types of arthritis are associated with inflammation of the joints. Arthritis eventually wears away the normal cartilage covering the surface of the joint and the bone underneath becomes damaged. This causes pain and stiffness in the joint.

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Various anaesthetic techniques are possible. The operation usually takes 60 to 90 minutes.

Your surgeon will remove the damaged joint surfaces. They will fix the bones together with a metal plate, a metal rod, or screws.

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