Tulane Orthopaedics

Problems & Conditions

Total Ankle Replacement

Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA), also known as total ankle replacement, is a surgical procedure that orthopaedic foot and ankle surgeons use to treat ankle arthritis. Arthritic changes may be a result of normal wear and tear due to aging or from an injury such as a broken ankle or dislocation. Arthritis eventually leads to loss of cartilage, pain and/or deformity.