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Total ankle replacement, or total ankle arthroplasty, is a surgery that is performed to remove the damaged portions of the ankle bone and cartilage and replace them with artificial components. Ankle replacement surgery is often considered an alternative to ankle fusion.

Ankle replacement is performed to relieve pain as well as to restore and maintain the function of the ankle and foot and to help improve range of motion.

Total ankle replacement will be performed if your condition is severe, or a nonsurgical treatment option will be used if your orthopaedic surgeon recommends it.