The bones that make up your joint surfaces are covered with a protective layer of cartilage. This cartilage acts as a shock absorber and allows the bones within the joint to glide smoothly. Arthritis, injury, and “wear and tear” can cause cartilage destruction and lead to painful bone on bone rubbing. When non-surgical treatments fail to provide relief, Joint Reconstruction may be necessary.
Joint Reconstruction may also be indicated for degenerative problems, failed joint surgery, and infected joints. The sub-specialization in Joint Reconstructive Surgery allows MOI to tailor surgical options to optimize each patient’s care. Options for Foot and Ankle include Arthroscopy and Ankle Fusion.