Total ankle arthroplasty, or total ankle replacement surgery, is a procedure that was first introduced in the 1970s and has evolved into a safe and effective surgery for the treatment of ankle trauma and primary and secondary arthritis. Over the past decade, there has been a rise in the use of ankle replacement surgery to treat ankle pain and preserve motion in the ankle joint.
Unfortunately, an increasing number of patients are now required to have revision surgery to correct complications caused by defective ankle implants. If you suffered from complications or needed revision surgery due to a defective ankle implant, you may qualify to file a lawsuit against the defective medical device’s manufacturer. For more information or to get connected to an experienced ankle replacement lawyer, contact The Guardian Legal Network.