Total Ankle Replacement in Dubai

For individuals grappling with persistent ankle discomfort and limited mobility due to joint problems, the prospect of a total ankle replacement surgery Dubai can be a game-changer. 

This surgical procedure offers hope for those seeking lasting relief and improved ankle function.

Total Ankle Replacement Dubai

Total ankle replacement is a surgical procedure designed to treat severe arthritis or other conditions that cause significant pain and dysfunction in the ankle joint. 

This innovative procedure involves removing and replacing the damaged ankle joint with artificial components.

It helps relieve pain, correct physical problems with foot or ankle structures, improve ankle or foot function, optimize mobility, reduce disability, and enhance the body’s overall health.

Indications of Total Ankle Replacement Dubai

Total ankle replacement surgery may be a suitable option if you suffer from severe ankle arthritis characterized by intense pain, inflammation, and stiffness, leading to difficulty walking. 

The main types of ankle arthritis are:

  • Osteoarthritis, i.e., “wear and tear” arthritis that develops in older adults.
  • Rheumatoid arthritis, i.e., a system-wide autoimmune disease that affects all the joints, in all ages of individuals.


Post-traumatic arthritis can develop due to past injury of your ankle joint.

For individuals with mild to moderate arthritis, healthcare providers often recommend non-surgical treatments like pain medications, customized shoe inserts, physical therapy, or injections. 

However, when these treatments do not provide sufficient relief and severe symptoms persist, ankle replacement surgery or another surgical intervention may be suggested.

The Procedure: Total Ankle Replacement Surgery Dubai

Ankle replacement involves replacing damaged joint surfaces with an artificial joint prosthesis.


Before surgery, the patient undergoes a thorough evaluation, which involves reviewing the medical history, performing physical examination, and imaging studies (X-rays and CT scan) to assess the extent of ankle joint damage and to determine if total ankle replacement is appropriate.

During the Surgery

The total ankle replacement surgery, Dubai is performed under anaesthesia.

The procedure starts with an incision over the ankle joint, exposing the damaged joint structures. The damaged joints are carefully removed and replaced with artificial metal or plastic implants. The surgeon might use a special type of cement to hold the implants in place. 

Once the prosthetic components are securely placed, the surgeon closes the incision.

Recovery After Total Ankle Replacement Surgery Dubai

Following total ankle replacement surgery, patients typically stay in the hospital for or two days. After being discharged, they receive specific postoperative instructions for their recovery:

It’s essential for patients to closely follow their surgeon’s guidance during the recovery period to optimize the outcome of total ankle replacement surgery.

Risks of Total Ankle Replacement Surgery Dubai

Ankle replacement surgery, while having significant benefits for individuals with severe ankle arthritis, also carries some risks. These include:

  • Infection
  • Damage to nearby nerves
  • Bleeding
  • Blood clot
  • The bones not joining together properly
  • Misalignment of the bones
  • Arthritis in neighbouring joints
  • Wearing out of the components


Patients should communicate openly with their surgeons, adhere to postoperative instructions, and attend regular follow-up appointments to manage and mitigate potential complications effectively.

Consult Dr Ehab Kheir for Total Ankle Replacement Surgery, Dubai

In the world of orthopaedic surgery, Dr Ehab stands out as a trusted expert in total ankle replacement surgery Dubai. With a dedication to patient well-being and a commitment to excellence, Dr Ehab guides patients toward renewed mobility and pain relief.

Total ankle replacement surgery offers hope to those with severe ankle issues, and under Dr Ehab’s care, you will receive personalised treatment plans and expert postoperative guidance.

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