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Ankle Replacement in Latin America

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Latin America performing Ankle Replacement.

Galenia Hospital

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).

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Dr. Christian Armando Mantecon Dominguez

Orthopedics and Spine Surgery

Dr. Mauricio Gonzalez

Orthopedic Surgery

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Clinica UNIBE

Clinica UNIBE is a full-service private medical center, providing outpatient medical care, cosmetic, orthopedic, urologic, gynecologic, ophthalmic, maxillofacial and general surgery.

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Dr. Vladimir Badilla Vargas

Orthopedics, Traumatology

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Hospital Universitario Austral

A tertiary university hospital with over 750 physicians, providing medical services in most medical specialties. Services to foreign patients include interpreters, insurance coordination, and transportation arrangements. Both hospital and doctors have liability insuranc

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Clínica Anglo Americana

Clínica Anglo Americana is a JCI accredited medical facility established in 1921 and works with many international insurers. The innovative hospital with its bilingual staff keeps up to date with advanced technologies, and provides treatment in many fields.

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Oasis of Hope Hospital

A modern, high tech medical and surgical facility catering to cancer patients and doubles as a cancer research institution as well.

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Salutaris Medical Center

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.

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Baja Orthopedics

A specialized orthopedic clinic from Tijuana with three orthopedic specialists, all of which speak English and regularly treat American patients. The clinic was established in 1990, is ISO certifiede, and all doctors speak English.

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Hospital San Jose Tec De Monterrey

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.

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San Angel Hospital

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.

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Dr. Luis Hernández Romero

Orthopedics and Traumatology

Dr. Heriberto Sastré López

Traumatology and Orthopedics
Hip and Knee Reconstruction

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Hospital Universitario de San Vicente Fundación

A large tertiary hospital with over 600 beds and over 400 physicians providing medical care in all medical specialties. The international office can assist patients with insurance, accommodation and transportation. Private rooms are available.

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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 Health-Tourism.com. 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

Anesthesia : General Anesthesia or Spinal Anesthesia

Recovery : - 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.

Risks : - 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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