Ankle Fusion Surgery in India starts from 2000-3000 USD. The total cost of the treatment depends on the diagnosis and facilities opted by the patient.
Ankle fusion operation, also known as ankle arthrodesis, is a surgical procedure conducted to close the joint space by joining the bones that make up the ankle joint.
Your ankle joint is an articulation of three bones. These three bones are known as the tibia, fibula, and the talus. During ankle fusion operation, the cartilage covering the bony surface of the ankle joint is scraped off. The diseased part of the bones is also trimmed.
Next, the newly exposed bony surface of the tibia and the talus are placed in close contact. Additionally, they are compressed using screws. New bone formation takes place in and around the joint resulting infusion of the bones into a single bone.
Candidates for Ankle Fusion Surgery
Ankle fusion operation is recommended for patients experiencing unbearable pain during the ankle movement. The pain may result because of the following reasons:
- Joint wear and tear
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Post-traumatic arthritis
- Infection in or around the joint
- Neuromuscular disease
- Failure of previous non-surgical treatment
Not all patients with the aforementioned conditions are always suitable for ankle fusion. Patients with the following characteristics are not suggested to undergo this surgery:
- Insufficient quantity and quality of bone
- Severe deformity in the leg
- Vascular diseases that prevent proper healing