For patients with painful ankle arthritis, making the correct choice between treatment options can be difficult. It is often an intensely personal & individual decision. Ankle replacement patient information resources may be very helpful. They should supplement thorough discussions with your clinician.
Good quality, balanced information about the different surgical treatments is essential.
Adequate time to consider your options and the ability to have all your questions answered before arriving at a decision is essential.
The following links may be useful:
Harrogate foot & ankle specialists use the Corin Zenith total ankle replacement. The link below is to the patient information section on the manufacturers website:
The British Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society website contains a link to an excellent document prepared on the subject of ankle arthritis by the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital:
The American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society website contains links to patient information documents relating to both ankle arthritis and total ankle arthroplasty:
You can read some patient experiences here: