Ankle replacement & riding
I have end-stage ankle arthritis from a broken ankle 20 years ago. Although the surgeon and I discussed joint fusion, we decided to perform replacement surgery, and it's scheduled for the end of August.
I have looked on the Internet, but there is a lot of conflicting information on riding after surgery. The surgeon says techniques have improved a lot for ankle replacements in the last few years so most Internet info is out of date. And now replacement is preferred for a 55yo active person. He says- if I can ride now, I'll be able to ride again.
I was wondering if anyone here continues to ride after an ankle replacement.
Any information would be appreciated.
If you would like papers........
I recently completed a literature review on ankle replacements through the medical library I have access to. They are technical articles so if you don't mind dry reading, PM with regular email and I'll send them.
equestrian medical researcher
Regarding ankle replacement vs fusion for senior riders
Greetings! as a veteran i am entitled to free health care so i had appointment regarding my arthritic left ankle and foot. I ride English Hunt and trail. i am over 70 but in excellent health.
The doctor suggested ankle replacement over fusion since I'm not diabetic, a non smoker, in excellent health etc based on the fact i want to continue to ride and compete.
The STAR replacement is recommended by several forum members and it just so happens my dr is an authorize STAR surgeon at the San Francisco VA Med Center.
I hope this helps those who have the same issues.