I am sorry, I do not perform ankle replacements. Historically, ankle implants have been disappointing. I have heard of trials that are done in large clinical settings. Most of what I have seen is that the ankle is fused in a fixed position. The recovery can take many months. What I have done for many people with degenerative ankle arthritis is utilize an AFO brace locked in position. One example is a Ritchie brace and variations such as the Platinum and Sure Step brace) The Arizona Ankle brace is also quite useful.
Posted By Vivian Abrams DPM on May 02, 2003 at 23:30:36: