Category: Ankle Replacement

What to Expect During Your Ankle Replacement Surgery

  Joel D. Stewart, MD You and your orthopaedic surgeon have made the decision that TAA (total ankle arthroplasty) is the right treatment decision for you.  Curious about what is going to happen at the hospital and in the operating room?  I’m going to pull back the curtain and give you an insider’s view of… Read more »

Recovering from Ankle Replacement – Phase I

  Joel D. Stewart, MD Recovery from an ankle replacement surgery is lengthy and occurs in three phases. Here’s what you can expect in Phase I as you recuperate: Phase I For the first 4-6 weeks, at home recovery consists of four main goals: 1) keeping weight off your newly replaced ankle; 2) managing post-surgical… Read more »

Preparing for your Ankle Replacement

Dr. Joel Stewart

  Joel D. Stewart, MD Now that you’ve decided a Total Ankle Arthroplasty (TAA) is the right treatment option for your ankle pain and disability, here is a planning guide to assist you with preparations up to the date of your surgery. Surgical Scheduling – At OSC, my surgical scheduler will work with you to… Read more »

Considering Ankle Replacement? What you Should Know

  Joel D. Stewart, MD Ankle Replacement surgery has been around for decades, but until recently, it had a very unpredictable success rate.  Advancements in the implant materials (prostheses), different design rationales and surgical techniques have now made ankle replacement a viable treatment option for those who have severe arthritis of the ankle joint due… Read more »