Duke Orthopeadics offers ankle fusion surgery for patients with ankle pain caused from misalignment, severe osteoarthritis, and other debilitating ankle conditions.
Duke’s surgeons carefully evaluate each patient to make sure they are a good candidate for ankle fusion surgery.
We assess the patient’s pain, mobility, and gait through a number of diagnostic tests and then make recommendation about surgery based on their observation.
Surgeons at Duke Orthopaedics use the most advanced surgical techniques and devices to ensure the ankle is properly fused and aligned.
The goal of ankle fusion surgery is to eliminate a patient's pain. This is accomplished by removing the damaged cartilage and fusing the ankle bones together by placement of metal rods, pins, or plates. We often use bone-graft material from other parts of the body to help the ankle fuse properly.
There are different approaches to keeping the ankle fused together, and our doctors will consult with you to determine which approach is most beneficial for your situation.
The surgeons in Duke’s foot and ankle program are world-renowned for offering excellent surgical care of foot and ankle disorders.
In addition to offering excellent clinical care, our surgeons are leaders in education and research related to foot and ankle surgery.
Our doctors have written text books about the operative techniques used in foot and ankle surgery, they present regularly at national and international conferences about topics related to foot and ankle surgery, and they teach other surgeons and medical students the best techniques of how to perform foot and ankle surgery.
Patients come from all parts of the United States and all over the globe to receive the excellent standard of care provided by our orthopaedic specialists.
Call 888-ASK-DUKE (888-275-3853) to schedule an appointment with a Duke orthopaedist in the Raleigh-Durham Triangle area. We see patients from Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, and beyond.
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