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Ankle Replacement in Spain

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Spain performing Ankle Replacement.
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Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Quirón has an internationally prestigious medical staff, the largest in the sector, and is also the principal hospital network in terms of patient numbers and care facility area. The group administers 38 healthcare centers, more than 2,864 hospital beds and 7,500 associate doctors.

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HM Hospitales

HM Hospitales is a hospital group with six private hospitals in Madrid: three general hospitals, a cardiovascular hospital, an oncological center and a women's health hospital.

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Vithas Xanit International Hospital

Xanit Hospital Internacional is a modern private hospital located in the suburbs of Malaga, Spain. The hospital is modern (opened in 2005), and the staff include over 200 specialists in all medical specialties.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Antonio Narvaez

Head of Orthopaedic Surgery, Traumatology and Sports Medicine

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Nisa Pardo de Aravaca Hospital

A modern (opened in 2007), general, private hospital located in Madrid, part of the NISA group of hospitals. The international patients department can assist patients with accomodation and trasportation, and can communicate in English as well as in Spanish.

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Centro Médico Teknon

Teknon Medical Center is one of the leading hospitals in the private health sector in Spain, with its high quality of medical and welfare service in an environment that combines personal attention with the support of the latest technology.

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Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Hospital Clínic Costa Brava

Hospital Clínic Costa Brava is a modern medical facility with over 250 medical specialists, offering medical, surgical, aesthetic, cosmetic and rehabilitation treatments in the relaxing tourism town of Palamos, Costa Brava.

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Hospital General de Catalunya

idcsalud Hospital General de Catalunya provides medical services in over 25 specialties, being one of the most technologically advanced hospitals in Europe, with an excellent medical care capacity to carry out complex surgeries and medical conditions.

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Hospital Internacional Medimar

Medimar International Hospital is a tetriatry care hospital with 200 physicians, 50 resident and 150 affiliated, providing healthcare services to the residents of Alicante, as well as to over 25,000 foreign patients a year.

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3,900 - 5,500 US$

Quirón Madrid University Hospital

An ISO certified modern private hospital, which was opened in 2006, and is part of the Quirón Hospital Group. This tertiary care hospital 400 has certified physicians from all medical specialties capable of treating the most complicated medical cases.

Listed orthopedics specialist:

Dr. Rafael Canosa Sevillano

Head of Division of Orthopedic Surgery and Trauma

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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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