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  • I have arthritis, and I’m considering ankle replacement surgery.
  • I had ankle replacement surgery, and I have questions.

I have arthritis, and I’m considering ankle replacement surgery.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on October 25, 2018

  1. Am I a good candidate for the surgery?
  2. Do I need a total replacement? Are there alternatives?
  3. What are the possible complications?
  4. Is there anything I can do beforehand to speed up my recovery?
  5. Will this ease my pain?

I had ankle replacement surgery, and I have questions.

What to Ask Your Doctor

Reviewed by Sabrina Felson, MD on October 25, 2018

  1. Do I need crutches or a walker?
  2. Do I need physical therapy?
  3. When can I get back to my normal activities?
  4. Are there any sports or activities I should avoid?
  5. How long before the replacement starts to wear out?