Ankle Replacement

 Lucas J. Bader MD

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Knee Replacement

Ankle replacement involves removal of the arthritic components of the ankle joint. During surgery, the distal aspect the leg bone (tibia) and the proximal aspect of the ankle bone (talus)are removed. The removed components are than replaced with metal end caps on both the tibia and talus that are separated by a plastic spacer.


In general, joint replacement surgery is very successful. Patients undergoing total hip replacement consistently report decreased pain, increased strength, and improved overall  function.

Recent data out of France reports overall patient satisfaction of 76% for ankle replacement1.


While joint replacements are incredibly durable they wear with time and unforeseen complications can occur that require a revision type surgery. Various rates of survivorship have been reported for joint replacement:

Ankle Replacement- On average, at 10 years from surgery,  8 out of 10 individuals who underwent an ankle replacement had not undergone a second surgery to address any complication2.

Are you in need of an ankle replacement? Book an appointment with 
LJB Orthopedics at their locations in LA, Palmdale, & Sherman Oaks, CA.


  1. Dalat&Viehweger 16th European Federation of National Associations of Orthopaedics and Traumatology (EFORT) Congress
  2. Bartel AF1Roukis TS2Total Ankle Replacement Survival Rates Based on Kaplan-Meier Survival Analysis of National Joint Registry Data. Clin Podiatr Med Surg. 2015 Oct;32(4):483-94. doi: 10.1016/j.cpm.2015.06.012. Epub 2015