Ankle Replacement Performed by the Orthopedic Specialists at Tampa General Hospital
The ankle is one of the most flexible joints in the body, twisting forward and sideways to allow for movement in all directions. However, traumatic injuries to ankle cartilage or ligaments and repeated surgeries can eventually lead to the development of advanced arthritis and chronic pain in the ankle joint, which may interfere with an individual¡¯s ability to enjoy day-to-day life. When these conditions?occur, a total ankle replacement procedure may be needed to alleviate the pain. While many physicians initially pursue conservative treatments, replacement surgery is a viable option in cases that involve more advanced deterioration. Ankle surgery?may also be necessary if hardware from a previous procedure has worn out and needs to be replaced.
Total Ankle Replacement Pioneers
The orthopedic surgeons at Tampa General Hospital are innovators in total ankle replacement and utilize three types of implants as a continuum of care for patients. They also use the PROPHECY? Preoperative Navigation system, which helps to improve implant accuracy and eliminate sizing guesswork. This is crucial to the long-term success of an ankle implant.
The types of implants our orthopedic surgeons utilize include:
- INFINITY? Total Ankle System ¨C This low-profile implant is optimized for the efficiency and accuracy of PROPHECY? Preoperative Navigation.
- INBONE? II Total Ankle System ¨C This system features new articular geometry for increased stability and additional pegs for improved fixation.
- INVISION? Total Ankle Revision System ¨C This system was developed with revision in mind and can be used as a standalone system or in conjunction with INBONE? and INFINITY? components.
Our orthopedic surgeons are board certified and fellowship trained, meaning they have undergone an additional year of specialty orthopedics training and are highly experienced in using these advanced robotic techniques to perform minimally invasive ankle replacement surgery. When you receive treatment at Tampa General Hospital¡¯s orthopedic center, you will be cared for by supportive medical care professionals who offer a high level of expertise and experience. In fact, we performed more than 5,241?orthopedic procedures in 2019.
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Tampa General Hospital offers the region¡¯s most innovative care for a wide range of orthopedic conditions and works collaboratively to improve each patient¡¯s function and quality of life. Additionally, we have been named one of America¡¯s Best Hospitals for Orthopedics, earning a top 20 spot on the list, as well as?Best in Florida for Orthopedics by?U.S. News & World Report for 2020-2021.
If you are experiencing chronic ankle pain and would like additional information about the total ankle replacement procedures we offer, call Tampa General Hospital today at 1-800-822-DOCS (3627) or use our Physician Finder to obtain a referral to an orthopedic specialist.