How To Prevent Injury After An Ankle Replacement Surgery

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How To Prevent Injury After An Ankle Replacement Surgery

20 July 2022
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Ankle replacement is a procedure in which you have prosthetic components implanted in your ankle where your damaged components once were. Damage to your ankle from an injury, accident, or just from natural wear and tear on the body can leave you in a lot of pain, or unable to have the full use of your ankle, making it difficult to walk or do other things in your day-to-day life. With ankle replacement surgery, you will be able to move freely again, although you have work to do on your end after the surgery to ensure you don't end up with further or worsening issues.

Read on for some tips to prevent injury after you have had total ankle replacement surgery. 


You need to exercise and stretch after your surgery. Your surgeon will give you exercises to do and stretches you should also be doing to prevent your surgery. Exercise will help to strengthen the ligaments in your ankle, as well as the muscles in your ankle and leg. Stretching will help to keep your ankle flexible and prevent injury. You should be performing these stretches and exercises as often as your physician directs you to do them.

Put Your Foot Up

You need to put your foot up to reduce swelling after you have had surgery. Swelling can reduce your mobility and leave you in pain but elevating your foot can help to reduce this swelling and aid in speeding up your recovery time. Swelling can cause other issues for you, so be sure to elevate your foot when at rest and whenever possible.

Keep An Eye Out For Issues

After your surgery, you need to keep a close eye on your ankle for issues or medical concerns. Things such as severe swelling, bleeding, numbness, or tingling should be reported to your surgeon immediately to prevent worsening issues.

Watch Your Diet

You need to watch your diet after your surgery. If you are overweight, your excess weight can put too much stress or strain on your ankle and could cause you injury. Keep an eye on your diet and eat healthy in an effort to lose weight to alleviate the excess strain on your ankle.

If you have had a total ankle replacement, you have some work to do in order to prevent injury and to ensure you heal properly after your surgery. Talk to your podiatrist or your surgeon about other tips to help prevent injury after your ankle replacement surgery.