Artificial Ankles Are Improving

People with chronic ankle problems may find they have more hope with new artificial ankles; previous versions required further surgeries and adjustments.   The FDA has approved new versions of the Inbone Total Ankle.  Read more:

Artificial ankle helps those with long-term suffering

According to the article, people with chronic pain had few options.  Bone fusion often is not an option due to the ankle bone's degeneration, and who would want an ankle amputation if it could be avoided?

The recovery is gradual with several weeks of non-weight bearing, then partial weight-bearing perhaps with crutches, and hopefully a return to moderate activities.  A lot depends on your health and activity capabilities.  This lady is pleased with her results: