Foot and Ankle - Ankle Arthritis - Leaflet

Ankle arthritis causes pain and stiffness of the ankle and has a major effect on quality of life. It affects up to 30,000 patients a year in the UK.

What treatment options are available?

Most patients with ankle arthritis respond to non-surgical treatments such as changing activity levels, painkillers, anti-inflammatory drugs and ankle supports. Where these have been tried and failed then ankle bone fusion (arthrodesis) and ankle replacement are the main surgical options.

Please download the PDF leaflet for more information.

Release Date: 26 Nov 2021