• Ankle replacement is considered in patients that continue to experience ankle pain and decreased function from arthritis after trying non-surgical treatment including anti-inflammatory medication, bracing, physical therapy, activity modification, and injections. (footcaremd.org)
  • In general, when motion of the ankle is preserved in an ankle replacement, the surrounding joints are protected from increased wear, which is especially important if there is already arthritis in these neighboring joints. (footcaremd.org)
  • Newer implant designs and improved surgical techniques constantly are evolving with the promise and goal of helping patients with an ankle replacement get results at least as good as their hip and knee counterparts. (footcaremd.org)
  • The goal of ankle replacement is to provide pain relief while preserving ankle motion so the patient has less pain and better function during activity. (footcaremd.org)
  • Revisions are also carried out if the primary knee replacement fails due to recurrent dislocation, infection, fracture or very rarely, ongoing pain and significant leg length discrepancy. (hipsknees.info)
  • The greater risk of poor wound healing, post-operative infection, required revision procedures, and length of hospital stay should be taken into consideration to better serve obese patients undergoing a total knee replacement. (depaul.edu)
  • Of 4171 total knee arthroplasties that were performed at our institution from 1973 to 1987, sixty-seven were followed by infection. (ovid.com)
  • If these prove to be unsuccessful, your doctor will then consider factors such as your age, weight and quality of life goals to determine whether you would benefit from a knee replacement. (brighamandwomens.org)
  • We performed a double-blind randomized controlled trial of oral tranexamic acid in total knee arthroplasty to assess the blood sparing effect of this preparation. (ovid.com)