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    Definition of ankle surgery

    Each ankle supports a force about five times a person’s body weight during walking. Normally, cartilage in the ankle joint cushions the bones, so walking is painless. When the cartilage is destroyed or seriously damaged by arthritis or an injury, however, the pain can be debilitating. Patients may need ankle surgery to treat their injury or condition. Surgical options include ankle fusion surgery, ankle replacement surgery or debridement.

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