Ankle Replacement Surgery at Grand View Hospital
The ankle is a complex joint made up of three main bones:
- The tibia, known as the shin bone
- The fibula, a thin bone located in the calf
- The talus, a bone on top of the heel bone that fits into the socket formed by the tibia and fibula
During ankle replacement surgery, damaged surfaces of the shin bone and ankle bone are removed. The surgeon places the artificial ankle joint, usually comprised of metal and medical-grade plastic, into the ends of the shin and ankle bones, creating a new ankle joint.
Following surgery, you enjoy a spacious, private room and other conveniences. You also continue your care plan.
The typical hospital stay for ankle replacement at the Joint Replacement Center is one to two days. If returning directly home from the hospital is not an option for you, our Joint Replacement Center Coordinator helps you make the necessary arrangements for a stay at a nursing or rehabilitation facility.