Total ankle replacement milestone reached!
The Reno Orthopedic Clinic (ROC) Center for Foot & Ankle announces that it has recently performed, and has now surpassed, its 100th total ankle joint replacement, a first in northern Nevada. Patients with ankle arthritis have debilitating and life-altering pain that significantly limits their activity. For years, the only available surgical treatment option was fusion, which eliminates motion through the ankle joint. However since 2010, The Center for Foot & Ankle at ROC has successfully offered to patients the option of a total ankle replacement. The team has also recently completed two scientific research projects related to total ankle replacements, both of which have been accepted for publication in the profession’s leading international orthopedic foot and ankle journal. Visit the total ankle replacement page for more details.