Total Ankle Replacement in Parker,Colorado
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Total Ankle Replacement
Total ankle replacement can be an ideal solution for men and women suffering from persistent ankle pain due to arthritis or traumatic injury. At Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine, podiatrists Kevin Blue, DPM, FACFAS, and the team help patients relieve pain and regain mobility using state-of-the-art ankle prostheses designed to function like your natural joint. Surgery is performed using the most advanced techniques so patients in and around Parker, Colorado, can feel confident in their long-term outcomes.
Colorado Foot + Ankle Sports Medicine Reviews
I got in quickly, started treatment, will have a followup. Easy ability to contact for information. My visit initiated with the doctor. In-office x-rays, specialization. All around foot care.
Everyone was great,Very professional. I was totally impressed with the DR.
I had a very positive experience on my visit to Dr M. The office staff was efficient and friendly. I was examined, diagnosed and treated very effectively by Dr. M and was on my way in no time. I would highly recommend this office.
Dr. Muchowski is amazing! He has been working with us for approx. 2 years. His care and understanding for sports injury's is first class. I would recommend him to all athletes having any pain or injury.
I had a really bad ingrown toenail. It was the week of Thanksgiving and when I called, understandably there were no appointments available but Jazzy got me scheduled for the very next appointment available the following Tuesday. Dr. Muchowksi was fantastic! He got my toe sorted out quickly and with the utmost skill and care. He gave clear post-procedure care instructions and the toe looks and feels great. I can't speak highly enough of the professionalism and kindness of all of the staff here! Hopefully I won't have to see you all too soon (hehe) but if I have any issues, you all have a patient for life!
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Total Ankle Replacement FAQs
What is total ankle replacement?
Total ankle replacement (also called total ankle arthroplasty) is a surgical procedure performed for patients suffering from chronic ankle or heel pain or related symptoms that are significant enough to interfere with regular daily functioning and mobility. Most people who undergo total ankle-replacement surgery have severe joint damage due to arthritis, a progressive disease that causes the joint surfaces to wear away over time, resulting in significant joint and heel pain. The condition is often accompanied by ankle instability. Total ankle replacement can also be performed after a traumatic injury such as a joint dislocation or an ankle fracture.
How does Dr. Blue perform total ankle replacement surgery?
Dr. Blue is skilled in joint reconstruction techniques using the most advanced surgical techniques. Surgery is performed under general anesthesia so you’ll sleep through the entire procedure. Dr. Blue will make an incision on the top or side of the ankle, depending on the approach he decides to use for your specific situation.
Next, he’ll cut the ankle bone and prepare the ends of the bone for the placement of the implant components, which are made of durable materials and designed to function and move like a natural ankle joint. If the calf muscle or Achilles tendon is very tight, Dr. Blue may use special techniques to lengthen it before placing the prosthetic ankle joint components to prevent overstraining the joint. Once the components are in place and properly fitted, they’ll be permanently adhered using a special surgical cement.
How can I tell if I am ready for total ankle replacement?
Joint surgery is only performed when other more conservative treatment options like medications and physical therapy have failed to provide long-term relief of chronic ankle or heel pain or when those approaches are not feasible (such as following a severe fracture). Ankle arthroplasty can also be a good choice for patients who don’t want to undergo joint-fusion procedures that eliminate movement in the joint. If you have significant neuropathy or circulation problems in your lower leg or foot or poor muscle function in your leg, you may not be a good candidate for ankle-replacement surgery.