What Are the Surgeries for RA of the Foot or Ankle?

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Fusion: The most common surgery for RA in the foot or ankle is fusion. The surgeon takes two bones that form a joint and puts them together with screws and plates to make a single piece of bone. They also remove any remaining cartilage from the former joint.

Other surgeries: Though fusion is most common, there are other surgeries that doctors may be able to do, depending on your symptoms, activity level, general health, and other factors.

Surgeons may be able to correct hammertoes and bunions in the front part of the foot (the forefoot) in some people and still keep the joint intact. These surgeries, known as toe joint resections, remove the bent part of the bone, while leaving the joint as it is. Tendons may be cut and reattached during surgery. Some versions of the surgery, like implant arthroplasty, replace the removed bone with a small piece of silicone or other lab-made material.

Source:  WebMD

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