The ankle joint surfaces are formed by the tibia, fibula and talus. The surfaces are covered by cartilage.
Certain conditions may indicate the need for a replacement for the ankle joint such as: osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, post-traumatic arthritis, and fractures.
A replacement joint can help alleviate pain and improve function. The replacement joint usually has two parts that replace the joint surfaces and is made of a combination of metal and plastic.Request Stock Pricing
Parent Topic: Ankle Joint Replacement
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