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Ankle replacement is a form of joint replacement where the ankle is replaced. The operation requires removing a small section of the lower tibia, fibula and the upper section of the talus. After the bone is removed a implant is inserted, then a bone graft is placed between the fibula and the tibia to create a fusion between the two bones.[1] This stops the motion between the two bones that could loosen the joint replacement. The bone graft is taken from the bone that has been removed from the ankle earlier. Effectiveness of the procedure is often compared to an ankle fusion, but data comparing the procedures remains incomplete and mixed.[2][3]

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