Total Ankle Replacement
Total Ankle Replacement
Ankle arthritis pain can take some of the magic out of life. It can limit your ability to enjoy everyday activities and share moments with those you love.
Patients suffering from painful end-stage ankle arthritis often cite lost mobility as a symptom that negatively impacts their daily life. Now, Dr. Lindsay Barth at Next Step Foot and Ankle Centers can offer its patients MoveWright™ Total Ankle Replacement, a procedure that has been designed to relieve arthritic pain and restores movement to the damaged ankle joint.
Ankle arthritis can often be traced back to a traumatic injury, and occurs when the protective cartilage between the bones gradually wears down. This bone-on-bone contact can cause pain, swelling, stiffness and reduced ankle mobility over time. MOVEWRIGHT™ Total Ankle Replacement replaces the damaged cartilage with a customized implant that bends and flexes to mimic the natural movement of a healthy ankle, allowing patients to get back to living an active lifestyle.
When non-surgical treatments fail to provide relief from ankle arthritis pain, patients might explore surgery. Previously, options like fusion surgery only treated the pain associated with ankle arthritis while further limiting the ankle’s natural range of motion by locking the joint into place. With MOVEWRIGHT™ Total Ankle Replacement, patients may finally get pain relief without sacrificing their movement. Patients can also return to activities after as early as 6-weeks, which is about half the recovery time of a fusion surgery
what patients ask about regularly
We are proud to provide a state-of-the-art facility for the highest quality foot care available. It is one of our top priorities to protect the well-being of our valued patients. X-rays are performed in the office.
If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our office by phone or request an appointment online. Our office facilitates communications and emergency calls and appointments are available and welcome, especially for new patients seeking help.
We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. For patients who require major work, a complete payment plan is designed with an appropriate payment schedule. Forms of payment accepted by the office are check, cash, or any major credit card.
If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours notice. We ask for this advance notice so that we can offer this appointment to another patient. A fee may be charged if a patient does not show up for an appointment without sufficient notice.