Anterior Ankle Fusion - Medical Animation



or
Search Language
Browse
Medical Illustrations
Medical Exhibits
Medical Animations
Medical Animation Titles
Most Recent Uploads
Body Systems/Regions
Anatomy & Physiology
Cells & Tissues
Abdomen
Back and Spine
Foot and Ankle
Hand and Wrist
Head and Neck
Hip
Knee
Shoulder
Thorax
Medical Specialties
Anesthesiology
Cancer
Cardiology
Dentistry
Emergency Medicine
Gastroenterology
Neurology/Neurosurgery
Ob/Gyn
Orthopedics
Pediatrics
Personal Injury
Plastic Surgery
Surgery
Urology/Nephrology
Account
Administrator Login

Anterior Ankle Fusion - Medical Animation

 

Need Additional Information?

Item #ANH15153 — Source #1181

Order by phone: 770-458-5656

Order by email: dan@courtroomvisuals.com

Anterior Ankle Fusion - Medical Animation
MEDICAL ANIMATION TRANSCRIPT:
Anterior ankle fusion is an open surgical procedure that fuses, or joins, the ankle bones together. The ankle is the joint that connects the leg and the foot. The ankle joint includes the two lower leg bones, called the tibia and the fibula, and the ankle bone, called the talus. Together, the ends of the tibia and fibula create a mortise, or slot, for the talus, which forms the bottom of the ankle joint. Tissues called ligaments and tendons support the ankle bones. Ligaments attach bones to bones and tendons attach muscles to bones. The ankle joint allows the foot to move up and down. Articular cartilage on the ends of bones is a smooth, gliding covering that allows fluid joint movement. Ankle fusion, also known as arthrodesis, is a surgical procedure that joins the ankle bones together so they no longer move or rub against each other. Doctors may recommend this procedure for conditions that lead to severe ankle joint damage and pain. The most common condition is osteoarthritis, also known as degenerative joint disease. In the late stage of osteoarthritis, cartilage covering the ends of the bones has worn away, exposing bare bone. This, along with the growth of bony projections called bone spurs, causes swelling, pain, and limited movement of the joints. Another condition that may require ankle fusion is rheumatoid arthritis, where the patient's own immune system attacks the joints. Any condition that destroys the joint surface, such as a severe bone infection or death of bone tissue, called necrosis, may also require fusion of the ankle joint. The procedure will begin with an incision on the front, or anterior, part of the ankle. Next, the surgeon will open up the ankle to see inside the joint space between the tibia and talus bones. Damaged cartilage and bone will be removed from the bottom surface of the tibia. This will also be done to the top surface of the talus. Then the surgeon will attach the bones to each other with screws or with a metal plate and screws. Bone tissue made taken from an area such as the patient's pelvic bone or upper tibia, or it may come from a bone bank. This will be used as bone graft to fill the joint space and help the bones grow together. Finally, the skin incision will be closed with stitches. After the ankle fusion, the patient will no longer be able to move the ankle joint. However, fusion removes the pain caused by arthritic surfaces rubbing together and other joints in the foot continue to allow limited movement.

YOU MAY ALSO WANT TO REVIEW THESE ITEMS:
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion
Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion - ANH13107
Medical Animation
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Posterior Spinal Fusion
Posterior Spinal Fusion - 3DSBB00160f
Medical Illustration
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Fusion - 3DSBB00160i
Medical Illustration
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Anterior Birth Stations
Anterior Birth Stations - 3DSAJ00030bb
Medical Illustration
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Heart
Heart - 3DSAK14293a
Medical Illustration
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
Arthritis of the Knee
Arthritis of the Knee - 3DSAG00100c
Medical Illustration
Add to my lightbox
Find More Like This
This exhibit is available in these languages: