Blog Posts for Total Ankle Replacement

The Florida Bone & Joint Specialists blog provides the latest information on orthopaedic conditions, injuries and procedures.

Ankle Replacement or Fusion Surgery

The ankle is the location where the fibula, tibia (lower leg) and talus (top of the foot) meet, which is why the medical term for the ankle is ‘the tibiotalar joint.’ As with all joints, as time passes, the ankle receives its share of wear and tear. If an individual has weak bones and/or tendons or worn down cartilage in the ankle, the risk of an injury increases. At Nilssen Orthopedics Ankle and Foot Center, we offer a variety of treatments to address ankle pain. The severity of an injury or condition determines whether non-surgical treatment or surgical intervention is recommended. In fact, some of our patients only require a pair of supportive shoes and/or an ankle brace to find relief.

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Total Ankle Replacement FAQs

IS TOTAL ANKLE ARTHROPLASTY (TAA) A GOOD OPTION FOR ANYONE WITH ANKLE ARTHRITIS?

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Ankle Replacement Alternatives

The pain and limited mobility caused by ankle arthritis can make daily life challenging and negatively affecting an individual’s overall quality of life. In addition, this limited mobility and frequent pain often lead to anxiety and depression. At Florida Bone & Joint, we are dedicated to improving our patients’ quality of life by addressing their symptoms using conservative treatments and, when necessary, surgical intervention.

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Arthritis and Hyaluronic Acid

Arthritis literally translates to “inflammation of the joint” and describes the degenerative process through which a joint space loses its “cushioning,” whether are the result of injury, illness or the natural process of aging. It is the leading cause of musculoskeletal pain and can be found in almost every part of the body, from the shoulder all the way down to the smallest joint of the toe. Our joints are intricate structures shaped from cartilage, bone, muscle and connective tissue, all of which can gradually weaken over time or be damaged by acute injury. While there are more than one hundred known types of arthritis, the three most common forms are osteoarthritis, which is by far the most prevalent; rheumatoid arthritis, which is caused by the body’s own immune system generating a chronic inflammatory response in the joints; and post-traumatic arthritis, which is caused by the lingering structural damage of acute injuries.

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Ultrasound: Not Just for Babies!

Ultrasound: Not Just for Babies!

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Research and the Evolution of Sports Medicine

Research and the Evolution of Sports Medicine

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Three Reasons to Consider Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Three Reasons to Consider Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

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