Foot & Ankle Surgery

OrthoColorado Hospital

11650 W 2nd Pl
Lakewood, Colorado 80228

39.7170565, -105.1292035

Latitude: 39.7170565, Longitude: -105.1292035

Foot & Ankle Surgery

OrthoColorado Hospital

Foot & Ankle Surgery at OrthoColorado Hospital

Injury or disability to the foot and ankle can seriously impact a person's quality of life and ability to enjoy an active lifestyle or participate in regular athletic activity such as running. Those seeking foot surgery or ankle surgery in the Denver area, can be confident in our orthopedic foot and ankle surgeons who have the expertise to properly diagnose and treat a wide range of  foot and ankle injuries or conditions.

Foot and ankle surgery at OrthoColorado Hospital can correct foot and ankle conditions or injuries including:

  • Ankle Instability and Contractures
  • Toe Nail Deformities
  • Small Joint Arthoscopy
  • Tendon and Nerve injuries
  • Osteocondral Defects
  • Morton's Neuromas
  • Hallux Valgus Deformities
  • Claw Toe Deformities

Find a Foot & Ankle Surgeon

  • Total Ankle Replacement Surgery at OrthoColorado Hospital

    Total ankle replacement or ankle arthroscopy is a surgical procedure in which your surgeon replaces the damaged ankle joint with an artificial joint. This procedure greatly improves function for individuals who cannot perform everyday activities without experiencing severe pain. Rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and previous ankle injuries are the most common causes of this ankle joint pain. 

    Although there are many advantages to total ankle replacements, not all orthopedic surgeons have received the training necessary to perform this complex procedure. That experience, along with our commitment to quality evidence-based practices, makes us the leader in total ankle replacement surgery in Colorado. 

    Who are Candidates for Total Ankle Replacement?

    Although ankle arthritis often the result of an injury or cumulative trauma it can be a difficult condition resulting pain and stiffness in the ankle joint, and even bone spurs and or warmth and swelling in the joint. An ankle with osteoarthritis has thinning deteriorated cartilage, allowing bone to rub against bone causing pain. Some patients with ankle arthritis may be candidates for ankle replacement surgery, where the arthritic ankle joint is removed and replaced with a new joint.

    Candidates for ankle replacement are usually treated conservatively to start – utilizing anti-inflammatory medications, cortisone injections, and occasionally bracing. When these conservative options fail to provide adequate pain relief your surgeon may suggest arthroscopic surgery to clean out the arthritic joint or ultimately ankle fusion or ankle replacement as options to relieve pain and regain function.

    Total ankle replacements have come a long way in the past 35 years. They were first introduced in the 1970’s, as technology advanced, total ankle replacements are now considered nearly equivalent to ankle fusions- depending on the individual patients functional demands allowing better range of motion and a more natural gait. In 2014 there were an estimated 16 thousand total ankle replacements performed in the United States. With new technology available, ankle replacement implants are lasting at least 10-15 years. Although there are many advantages to total ankle replacements, not all orthopedic surgeons have received the training necessary to perform this complex procedure.  That experience, along with our commitment to quality evidence-based practices, makes us the leader in total ankle replacement surgery in Colorado.

Request an Appointment

Our OrthoColorado Hospital foot and ankle surgery specialists practice at Panorama Orthopedics. To request an appointment, complete the appointment request and in the comments section indicate you are seeking surgery at OrthoColorado Hospital.