What are the alternatives to ankle fusion surgery?Nate Deisler
Before deciding on ankle fusion as a solution to your joint problems, you might want to consider the alternatives. They include a synthetic cartilage implant that closely resembles natural cartilage without inhibiting natural range of motion. A total ankle replacement is another viable alternative to ankle fusion surgery. Artificial ankles and joints mimic the natural movement of your joints, and they’re anchored so they won’t slip or loosen over time.