Individual treatment – depending on the stage of your arthrosisFor each stage, we offer you precisely the treatment that best restores your mobility. Orthopaedic shoes, ankle joint arthrosis exercises, arthroscopic interventions or the use of an artificial joint – we will discuss which treatment comes into question for you in a personal conversation with you.
Conservative treatment methods
Ankle joint: Arthrosis treatment without surgeryIf the rolling movement of your foot is taken care of by the sole of your shoe, this can significantly reduce your symptoms. Various manufacturers already offer shoes with rounded soles. Alternatively, an orthopaedic shoemaker can fit an orthopaedic sole onto your everyday shoes.
Shoes that stabilise the foot, hold the ankle joint and support it from outside can also provide assistance.
Surgical treatment methods
Ankle joint: Arthrosis treatment with surgeryArthroscopy
If there are bone spurs on your X-rays, these can be removed using an endoscope (arthroscopy). During an arthroscopy, we insert a small camera into your joint via a small incision and the surgical instruments via a second incision. We are now able to remove even relatively large bone spurs in a tissue-conserving manner. Although it is not possible to completely correct your arthrosis in this way, we achieve a significant reduction in pain and greater freedom of movement.
For minor cartilage defects, thin membranes are used that are intended to encourage the growth of new cartilage cells.
Artificial ankle joint (prosthesis)
It is also possible to replace the upper ankle joint with an artificial one in surgery to thus achieve mobility in your ankle joint. Between 85 and 90% of inserted replacements are still intact even after ten years. If loosening should nevertheless occur, the artificial ankle joint can be replaced in many cases.