Patients That Shouldn’t Be Applied Definitively
Ankle Prothesis should never be applied to those who have Charcot foot, diabetic patients with no pulse on the foot, those who have peripheral vascular disease, those with drop foot, those who have active infection or scars on the skin in the ankle area and those with clubfoot deformities. Patients those AP would be applied should have no circulatory or neuromuscular problems.
Following the surgery legs are plastered for up to 3 weeks and then steping on is allowed.
The purpose of the prosthesis is to provide daily activities of the patient painlessly. An ankle prosthesis should never be applied in order to perform contact sports or heavy work.