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).

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The Foot & Ankle Centre is still OPEN for foot and ankle treatments at St John & St Elizabeth Hospital in St John’s Wood
If you do not wish to visit a hospital, all of our Consultants are offering telephone and video consultations.
Call 0207 078 3800 or 0207 403 4162 to book an appointment – we are OPEN Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm for bookings & queries
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