Foot and Ankle Fusion (Arthrodesis) Introduction

The surgical fusion, or joining together, of joints is a long established surgical procedure. It is very effective at eliminating persistent pain by immobilising the painful, worn down joints and creating a single joint structure. Fusion is highly durable and suitable for younger patients who wish to remain active. There is however some loss of mobility and fusion is only considered for patients who have tried or would not benefit from more conservative treatments.

Different types of fusion

Fusion is a surgical technique which can be used for most joints in the foot and ankle where there is severe degeneration, usually due to arthritis or trauma. The operations most commonly undertaken are:

Specialists at the London Foot and Ankle Centre are highly experienced in foot and ankle fusion (arthrodesis).

Meet Your Consultants

The London Foot & Ankle Centre is NOW OPEN for foot and ankle treatments at The St John & St Elizabeth Hospital, The Shard, The Bupa Cromwell Hospital, The New Victoria Hospital, The Lister Hospital and Welbeck One
All of our Consultants are available for face to face appointments and remote appointments.
Call 0207 078 3800 for Mark Davies, David Redfern & Matt Solan, and 0207 403 4162 for Martin Klinke
Our two Podiatrists – Anthony Kontos and Nicolas Ivanoff – have clinics at The St John & St Elizabeth Hospital and The Shard.
Please CLICK HERE for our new clinic opening times for all of our Consultants and Podiatrists
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