With new developments in ankle replacement surgery, replacing the ankle versus fusion is a new reality offering the potential for a near-normal gait. Ankle replacement is intended to restore mobility by reducing pain, restoring alignment, and replacing the flexion and extension movement in the ankle joint. Get in touch with our ankle replacement orthopaedic surgeons to see if it’s right for you.


What is Total Ankle Replacement?

This surgical procedure is performed to remove portions of the ankle joint that are diseased or severely injured. Then your orthopaedic surgeon will implant a device or mechanical parts that will help manage pain and restore mobility to the ankle.

During surgery, an incision is made on the front portion of the ankle and precise bone cuts are made in the tibia and talus to remove arthritic bone and cartilage. The bone that is removed is replaced with metal components shaped similar to the bone they are replacing. A plastic spacer is inserted between the metal components, alloWing the ankle to move in a smooth motion.


Contact Our Orthopaedic Surgeons | The Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois

Get in touch with our orthopaedic surgeons in Illinois to see if an ankle replacement is right for you or call any of our locations below:


Other Total Joint Replacement Services

Additional total joint replacement services we offer.

Our Total Joint Replacement Team

Providers specializing in this practice area.

Treatment Locations

Visit these facilities for total joint replacement care.

  • OISI – Carbondale

    Carbondale, IL

  • The Orthopaedic Institute

    Herrin, IL

COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.

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