Surgery may not be necessary for many ankle problems therapy and medications may be enough to resolve the issue. But when ankles are badly broken, deformed, unstable or cause constant pain, surgery may be the only answer.
During a robotic knee replacement procedure, the surgeon uses a robotic arm system in conjunction with preoperative imaging and specialized software. Here's an overview of how the procedure typically works:
Some common types of ankle surgeries:
Immediately after your procedure, your ankle is immobilized (kept from moving) for several weeks. A cast or medical boot can allow your ankle to begin healing. It also helps protect it from further damage or injury.
After surgery, most people return to their normal activities within six to eight weeks. Adherence to post-operative rehabilitation exercises and follow-up appointments is crucial to achieve the best possible outcome.