Ankle Replacement in Mexico

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Mexico performing Ankle Replacement.
Galenia Hospital Contact Galenia Hospital
Private Hospital, Cancun, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation   CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation   ACI AccreditationACI Accreditation
Hospital Galenia holds the Certificate of Medical Attention Establishments granted by Joint Commission International (JCI), Accreditation Canada International (ACI) and is certified by the Mexican General Health Council (CSG).
Ankle Replacementupon request
3 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
Dr. Christian Armando Mantecon Dominguez
Dr. Christian Armando Mantecon Dominguez
Orthopedics and Spine Surgery
Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez, MD
Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez, MD
Orthopedic Surgery
Hospital Velmar Contact Hospital Velmar
Private Hospital, Ensenada, Mexico
A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.
Ankle Replacementupon request
Salutaris Medical Center Contact Salutaris Medical Center
Private Hospital, Guadalajara, Mexico
A short-stay surgical clinic and outpatient facility specializing in cosmetic, general and orthopedic surgery. The clinic is accustomed to treating patients from the United States, Latin America and Europe.
Ankle Replacementupon request
Oasis of Hope Hospital Contact Oasis of Hope Hospital
Cancer Treatment Center, Tijuana, Mexico
A modern, high tech medical and surgical facility catering to cancer patients and doubles as a cancer research institution as well.
Ankle Replacementupon request
San Javier Hospital Contact San Javier Hospital
Private Hospital, Guadalajara, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A 73 bed private, tertiary, full service hospital. San Javier Hospital is affiliated with 3,000 specialized, board certifies physicians, and offers the full range of medical specialties.
Ankle Replacementupon request
Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro Contact Centro Medico Puerta de Hierro
Private Hospital, Jalisco, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
Centro Médico Puerta de Hierro (CMPDH) is a private, proudly Mexican organization, specializing in the provision of high quality health services.
Ankle Replacement5,900 - 7,600 US$
20 listed orthopedics specialists:view all >
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Dr. Oscar Mendoza Helguera, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
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Dr. Jaime Michel Gutiérrez, MD
Orthopedic Surgeon
San Javier Marina Hospital Contact San Javier Marina Hospital
Private Hospital, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
A tertiary, modern, small hospital, which is part of the San Javier group of hospitals. The hospital employs 48 physicians in most medical specialties, and provides many services to accomodate private and foreign patients.
Ankle Replacementupon request
Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey Contact Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey
Private Hospital, Monterrey, Mexico
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A JCI accredited hospital, located 150 miles from the border with Texas, United States. The hospital is a full range tertiary care hospital, with five areas of excellence: Cardiology, Oncology, Neuroscience, Organ Transplant and Liver Disease.
Ankle Replacementupon request
San Angel Hospital Contact San Angel Hospital
Private Hospital, Nuevo Laredo, Mexico
CSG AccreditationCSG Accreditation
A small, modern, private hospital, located in the border city of Nuevo Laredo, right across the Texas border. 50% of the patients come from the United States, due to the proximity to the Texas border, and to the easy access by car and by air.
Ankle Replacementupon request
Listed orthopedics specialists:
Dr. Luis Hernández Romero
Dr. Luis Hernández Romero
Orthopedics and Traumatology
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Dr. Heriberto Sastré López
Traumatology and Orthopedics
Hip and Knee Reconstruction
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About Ankle Replacement

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Ankle Replacement Surgery?
Ankle Replacement Surgery or Ankle Arthroplasty is performed when the ankle joint has been severely damaged and prosthetics are required.

How is Ankle Replacement Surgery Performed?
  • An incision is made in the front part of the ankle and the ankle joint is exposed.
  • The muscle tissues and blood vessels are moved to the side and then the damaged bones are removed.
  • After this, the tibia, fibula, and talus that stay in place are reshaped.
  • The prosthetic joint parts are then connected with the help of special glue that firmly holds them.
  • Screws may be attached to the fibula and tibia that help to hold the artificial ankle.
  • Then a bone graft is placed between the tops of the fibula and tibia, which provides more stability to the new ankle.
  • The muscles and blood vessels are then placed back to their original locations and the incision is closed with stitches.
  • A brace may be used keep the ankle rigid.

How to Prepare for the Surgery
  • The doctor should be informed about any medication that the patient may be taking.
  • Certain medication that the patient is taking may be stopped two weeks before the surgery.
  • The patient may be required to take certain drugs on the day of the surgery.
  • The doctor should be informed about any ailments or medical condition of the patient.
  • The doctor should be informed if the patient has been drinking alcohol.
  • The patient should stop smoking some weeks before the surgery to recover soon after the surgery.
  • The patient will be thoroughly examined by the doctor.
  • The patient may need to meet the physical therapist who will be looking after the patient’s rehabilitation after the surgery.

Days admitted:
Approximately 4 days

General Anesthesia or Spinal Anesthesia

- A cast will hold the patient’s ankle after the surgery.
- For a day or two, a drainage tube will be placed in the ankle joint to drain blood.
- Physical therapy may be required to help the patient learn exercises and move the ankle.
- The patient’s foot may be elevated while resting or sleeping to prevent excess swelling.
- The patient may start putting weight on the leg six weeks after the surgery.
- The patient can start driving eight weeks after the surgery.
- The surgeon will check the ankle within five to seven days after the surgery.
- The stitches are removed in 10 to 14 days.
- Pain medication may be prescribed to reduce the pain.

- Infection
- Bleeding
- Clotting
- Damage to the nerves
- Injury to the blood vessels
- Breakage of bones during the surgery
- Loosening of the prosthetic joint in due course
- Weakness and instability of the ankle
- Prosthetic joint dislocation
- Allergic reaction to the prosthetic joint
- Risks of anesthesia

After care:
- The patient should continue keeping the ankle raised above the level of the heart for many days. Pillows may be used to support the ankle while sleeping or sitting.
- The patient will need to use crutches or a walker to move around for 10 to 12 weeks after the surgery. While using these, the patient should not put weight on the ankle.
- X-rays should be taken many times after the surgery to check the healing.
- The patient should begin physical therapy to ease pain, strengthen muscles and control swelling. Other exercises will help the patient’s mobility. The therapist will also help the patient practice using crutches.

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