Ankle Replacement or Ankle Fusion. Which to Choose?

Our answer is: Neither! Many people who are told that they need to have an ankle fusion or an ankle replacement, likely don't need one as the next procedure. This is because biologic therapies have improved to the point where injections of growth factors and lubrication or biologic ankle repair provide significant relief for many people with severe ankle arthritis. Our BioAnkle program surgically repairs arthritic ankles without any hardware or implants and helps our patients delay–or completely avoid–more drastic, invasive surgeries such as Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement. 

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Medically authored by
Kevin R. Stone, MD
Orthopaedic surgeon, clinician, scientist, inventor, and founder of multiple companies. Dr. Stone was trained at Harvard University in internal medicine and orthopaedic surgery and at Stanford University in general surgery.

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Saving My Ankle Guide
Learn about procedures that can help you avoid an ankle fusion/replacement and return you to sports.