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Ankle Replacement Abroad

Details of leading international hospitals performing Ankle Replacement to foreign patients.

Derindere Hospital

Our Orthopedics and Traumatology Department, which offers all the facilities of contemporary medicine with the professionalism of specialist physicians and health care team, utilizes with a fully equipped Radiology and Imaging Center within the hospital during diagnosis and treatment process

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Mehmet Yavuz Çirpici

Senior Physician Orthopedics and Traumatology

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Ankle Replacement

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Our Orthopaedic, Trauma and Sports Medicine Department has a great human team to offer you the best, up-to-the-minute techniques to treat any kind of musculoskeletal system condition.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Antonio Narvaez

Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology and Sports Medicine

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Ankle Replacement

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Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Prof. Ahmet Kıral

Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery, Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
Joint Arthroplasty

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Ankle Replacement

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Orthopedics & Sports Medicine Physicians are renowned for their expertise in Joint Replacement and Arthroscopic Surgery enabling patients to resume active and pain – free lifestyles.

3 listed orthopedics specialists:

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Prof. Gursel Saka, MD

Specialist in Orthopaedics And Traumatology

Prof. Semih Takka, MD

Specialist in Orthopaedics and Traumatology

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Ankle Replacement

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

Our orthopedic service has a long history of more than 50 years of experience; Our great interdisciplinary team offers an integral management to the patient, helping him to his recovery and adequate rehabilitation.

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Ankle Replacement

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Centros Especializados de San Vicente Fundación

The Orthopedics and Traumatology Service of Specialized Centers of San Vicente Fundación is made up of a multidisciplinary team of specialists and sub-specialists who provide comprehensive management for patients with diseases and conditions of the highly complex musculoskeletal system.

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Ankle Replacement

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Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes

Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes is a clinic that is specializes in the human musculoskeletal system. Located in Porto, Portugal, Clínica do Dragão - Espregueira-Mendes has a strong reputation in sports medicine.

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Dr. João Espregueira-Mendes

Orthopaedics and Knee Surgery

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Ankle Replacement

11,800 - 14,100 US$

Hospital Quirónsalud Torrevieja

Quironsalud Hospital Torrevieja is an ISO-certified private hospital located in the north of Torrevieja, championing excellence in cancer treatment and management. IMTJ Best International Hospital of the world (awards 2017)

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Ankle Replacement

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Sourasky Medical Center

The Division of Orthopedics of the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center treats a wide variety of conditions related to the skeletal system and movement - bone, joint, and connective tissue - such as joint replacements, traumatic injuries, and sports conditions.

Listed orthopedics specialists:

Prof. Moshe Salai

Orthopedics Division Director

Prof. Yehuda Kolander

Orthopedic Oncology Acting Director

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Total ankle replacement, primary

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

Hospital Ruber Internacional provides advanced care for every musculoskeletal condition, from complex fractures and sports injuries to spinal deformities, such as scoliosis, and neuromuscular disorders, such as cerebral palsy.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dra. Inmaculada Gómez Arrayás

Chairman of the Department of the Orthopedic Surgery in Ruber Internacional Hospital

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Ankle Replacement

upon request

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About Ankle Replacement

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.

What is Ankle Replacement Surgery?
Ankle Replacement Surgery or Ankle Arthroplasty is performed when the ankle joint has been severely damaged and prosthetics are required.

How is Ankle Replacement Surgery Performed?

  • An incision is made in the front part of the ankle and the ankle joint is exposed.
  • The muscle tissues and blood vessels are moved to the side and then the damaged bones are removed.
  • After this, the tibia, fibula, and talus that stay in place are reshaped.
  • The prosthetic joint parts are then connected with the help of special glue that firmly holds them.
  • Screws may be attached to the fibula and tibia that help to hold the artificial ankle.
  • Then a bone graft is placed between the tops of the fibula and tibia, which provides more stability to the new ankle.
  • The muscles and blood vessels are then placed back to their original locations and the incision is closed with stitches.
  • A brace may be used keep the ankle rigid.

How to Prepare for the Surgery
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The patient may be required to take certain drugs on the day of the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed about any ailments or medical condition of the patient.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has been drinking alcohol.
  • The patient should stop smoking some weeks before the surgery to recover soon after the surgery.
  • The patient will be thoroughly examined by the doctor.
  • The patient may need to meet the physical therapist who will be looking after the patient’s rehabilitation after the surgery.

Days admitted : Approximately 4 days

Anesthesia : General Anesthesia or Spinal Anesthesia

Recovery : - A cast will hold the patient’s ankle after the surgery. - For a day or two, a drainage tube will be placed in the ankle joint to drain blood. - Physical therapy may be required to help the patient learn exercises and move the ankle. - The patient’s foot may be elevated while resting or sleeping to prevent excess swelling. - The patient may start putting weight on the leg six weeks after the surgery. - The patient can start driving eight weeks after the surgery. - The surgeon will check the ankle within five to seven days after the surgery. - The stitches are removed in 10 to 14 days. - Pain medication may be prescribed to reduce the pain.

Risks : - Infection - Bleeding - Clotting - Damage to the nerves - Injury to the blood vessels - Breakage of bones during the surgery - Loosening of the prosthetic joint in due course - Weakness and instability of the ankle - Prosthetic joint dislocation - Allergic reaction to the prosthetic joint - Risks of anesthesia

After care : - The patient should continue keeping the ankle raised above the level of the heart for many days. Pillows may be used to support the ankle while sleeping or sitting. - The patient will need to use crutches or a walker to move around for 10 to 12 weeks after the surgery. While using these, the patient should not put weight on the ankle. - X-rays should be taken many times after the surgery to check the healing. - The patient should begin physical therapy to ease pain, strengthen muscles and control swelling. Other exercises will help the patient’s mobility. The therapist will also help the patient practice using crutches.

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