Readjustment as a joint-preserving treatment
The methods to treat ankle arthrosis are diverse, but they are only successful if the treatment addresses the causes and is adjusted to the varying stages of progression. Based on the analysis of the reasons, an in-depth clinical examination and the radiographic axis measurement, we compile your treatment concept to preserve or recover your mobility and permanently treat the ankle arthrosis.
The readjustment is part of a joint-preserving treatment, only employed in cases of a stage 3 arthrosis. The operative reconstruction of the bones within and above the ankle joint put the joint back into its natural physiological alignment, and the malposition is thereby corrected. Stress on the joint is thus normalized, and the often partial overload reduced. That contributes to alleviating the acute condition and counters the progress of the ankle arthrosis. Within the readjustment, a reconstruction of ligaments and tendons often becomes necessary, as these are affected by instability due to the longtime malposition.
Results of the readjustment
Our surveys show that 90 % of the first 500 patients treated with a so-called "supramalleolar readjustment" still show a positive effect ten years after the treatment and are highly satisfied with the result. Only 4 % of the patients needed an ankle prosthesis during this period.
Dr. Boack is by far the most experienced expert internationally on readjustments of the upper ankle joint and is thus highly efficient and secure in the appliance of this treatment.