If you have arthritis in your ankle you may be considering getting ankle replacement surgeryApex 3D ankle replacement is one option, and the doctors at Ankle & Foot Clinics are experts at such treatment. If you need ankle replacement surgery serving Redmond, WA, call us to set up a consultation.
How to Prepare for Ankle Replacement Surgery?
Talk to us about what kind of medications you take so we can determine whether you need to stop taking them before surgery. Also, be sure to try to quit smoking before your procedure. Tell us about any changes in your health before the procedure.
You may also want to prepare different living arrangements for yourself, as you will be using crutches for several weeks after the surgery. And, you will need someone to drive you home from the hospital.
How to Recover After Ankle Replacement Surgery?
We will explain in great detail what you can expect after your ankle replacement surgery. However, in general, you can expect to possibly one night in the hospital after the procedure. You will need to wear a splint for a few weeks and then eventually a boot. Be sure to elevate your leg for at least the first week after surgery. Finally, always come to your follow-up visits.
If you have additional questions, call us today at (425) 339-8888 or fill out our contact form to make an appointment.