Granite Orthopaedics

Ankle Replacement Procedures

Restoring Function & Mobility of Your Ankles

ankle pain

Slip and fall accidents, as well as ankle sprain, are among the common causes of ankle joint injuries. 

As a weight-bearing joint, patients commonly experience ankle pain and limited range of motion while walking, running, or jumping. Without adequate and prompt treatment, the affected ankle can deteriorate, leading to instability of the joint and the condition called ankle arthritis.

Symptoms of Ankle Arthritis

The ankle joint is composed of the bones of the lower leg, and the bone on top of the foot called the Talus (also known as the Tibiotalar joint).

Over time, the tibiotalar joint can lose its smooth cartilage covering due to repeated ankle injuries, fractures, or certain medical conditions. This condition is what we call ankle arthritis.

The common symptoms are:

Debilitating pain that usually starts at night or after sleeping for a few days

  • Swelling
  • Stiffness
  • Unstable gait
  • Difficulty ambulating
  • Unable to bear weight

Our Ankle Replacement Procedures

Ankle Replacement Consultation

At Granite Orthopaedics, we treat our patients, not the diagnosis, and seek the best treatment plans, which may include physical therapy, to address the pain and restore mobility and flexibility. We find conservative or non-surgical treatments often provide pain relief, improve the quality of life, and help patients return to their active lifestyles.  

When non-surgical options are deficient and unable to achieve the desired results for treating ankle arthritis, we recommend ankle replacement (also called ankle arthroplasty). Through well-researched clinical trials and advanced technology, we have developed safe and effective procedures, enhancing the quality of orthopedic care we provide to our patients.

With ankle replacement surgery, our highly credentialed orthopedic surgery team is committed to giving relief from pain and addressing all issues affecting your injured ankle. We will also offer an exercise conditioning program to strengthen the target muscles in the affected joint.

Total ankle replacement surgery (also known as total ankle arthroplasty) can allow you to enjoy a life that’s free from pain, discomfort, or immobility. Schedule an appointment today for a complete evaluation to discuss the best care option for you.

Come to Granite Orthopaedics. We serve the communities of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Williamson, Dewey-Humboldt, and nearby areas. We’re here to help you.

Our Ankle Surgeons Specializing in Ankle Joint Replacement

Evan N. Simonson, DPM

Evan N. Simonson, DPM

Doctor of Podiatric Medicine Specializing in Foot and Ankle Surgery

  • Board-Certified: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
  • Residency: Foot and Ankle Surgery, Wheaton Franciscan St. Joseph Hospital, Milwaukee, WI
  • DPM: Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science, North Chicago, IL
  • Member: American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, American Podiatric Medical Association


Come to us to get the most advanced top-notch musculoskeletal care. When you need exceptional bone and joint care, you’ll find it here at Granite Orthopaedics!

Efficient, Evidence-Based, and Convenient Joint Replacement

Experience the latest surgical and nonsurgical methods to get relief from your ankle pain and other symptoms so you can get back to your daily routine. Consult our orthopedic ankle doctor team to get the treatment you deserve.

As our patient, you will benefit from state-of-the-art techniques and procedures, less scarring, faster recovery times and healing, and a faster return to your daily life. 

For advanced orthopedic services with a highly-skilled and highly-experienced orthopedic doctor, come to Granite Orthopaedics. We serve the communities of Prescott, Prescott Valley, Flagstaff, Chino Valley, Williamson, Dewey-Humboldt, and nearby areas.

We perform advanced, evidence-based orthopedic treatments using the least possible invasive techniques with excellent outcomes for qualified patients.

Forget about the pain or dysfunction of a musculoskeletal injury or condition. Find Exceptional Orthopedic Care You Need at Granite Orthopaedics!

Granite Orthopaedics is Central Arizona’s first choice when you need exceptional bone and joint care and excellent outcomes. Come to us to experience state-of-the-art treatments that translate to amazing results.

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