Ankle Fusion Surgery
If you have severe arthritis in your ankle, an ankle fusion (arthrodesis) should reduce your pain and allow you to do more of your normal activities.
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons offer private ankle fusion surgery.
Privately you will benefit from no waiting lists or long delays for an ankle fusion surgery at Fairfield Independent Hospital.
Ankle fusion is a surgical procedure which joins together the main bones of the ankle joint. The ankle joint surfaces which generate the pain are removed. The joints are then fused together with screws.
Before considering surgery, it is important to be aware that all surgical procedures carry a certain amount of risk and it is important that you understand the risks involved with ankle fusion.
Key facts about the procedure
Why choose us:
Consultant level care, every time
Flexible appointments, to suit you
No waiting lists or long delays
We have a team of Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons, Consultant Radiologists and Musculoskeletal Physiotherapists, who provide a comprehensive service for patients who suffer from ankle injuries or other related foot or ankle conditions.
You will be offered an appointment at the earliest convenient date for you.
During your initial consultation, you will be seen by a consultant, who is specifically trained and has experience of performing the ankle fusion surgery. You will be able to explain your medical history and any concerns you might have with the surgeon who would be performing the ankle fusion operation.
Your consultant will discuss with you if they feel any further diagnostic tests such as scans or blood tests are needed or if there are any other treatment pathways to consider such as physiotherapy that might be an option, or if you can be booked straight in for a procedure.
We work with all known insurance companies and offer competitive self-pay prices if you do not have health insurance.
Initial consultation guide price covers the cost of your initial appointment with your consultant. The consultation fee is due in full on the day of the consultation.
Diagnostic investigations guide price covers the approximate cost of any tests you may require to assist the consultation such as x-rays and blood tests. If your consultant advises that you need additional diagnostic investigations, for example scans, we will advise you of the prices before the additional test is carried out. Payment for any diagnostic investigations is due in full on the day of the investigation. Any associated costs will be made clear to you before you proceed with your care.
Main Treatment guide price covers your stay in hospital as long as it is clinically necessary. This fixed price includes all tests, fees for your consultant and anaesthetist during your procedure, and any nursing care, medication and food after. The guide price also covers the cost of any prosthesis that you may require from a standard range of prostheses supplied by the hospital. If your consultant advises that you need a different prosthesis, or you request a non-standard item, then the guide price for your treatment will alter. This will be made clear to you before you go ahead with your treatment. The payment for the main treatment is due in full, five days prior to your admission date.
Post-discharge care following your discharge from hospital is included in your fixed price care package. This price includes post-op consultations and physiotherapy visits (up to the number stated), removal of any stitches, change of dressings and any medication you need to take home with you.
About your recovery:
After your ankle fusion, you will be transferred to the recovery ward and then to your private room. Most people have their leg in a plaster cast and need to keep their leg off the ground.
You should be able to go home after one to three days.
It is important that you follow the advice the Hospital and the consultant provide you.
Do not drive until you are confident about controlling your vehicle and, always check with your insurance policy and with your doctor.
The information on this page is for reference only and has been reviewed by appropriate medical or clinical professionals. The information contained on this page should not be a substitute for professional medical advice nor is it intended to be for medical diagnosis or treatment.
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