Ankle Fusion or Ankle Replacement?
Before ankle replacement technology there was ankle fusion where surfaces of the ankle joint are removed surgically to allow the bones to grow together.
For a time, this treatment for severe arthritis was considered “the gold standard,” even though drawbacks include an 80 percent loss in ankle motion.
“I still do ankle fusions, primarily for patients who have medical problems other than arthritis, or who have problems with healing,” says Dr.Jorge Acevedo, MD. “Because of the improvement in implants, I have more confidence in total ankle replacements than ever before.”
“The key to making that choice is an experienced surgeon who can spot a candidate for replacement,” he says.
Dr. Jorge Acevedo, MD
Dr. Acevedo is a Board Certified surgeon that has been in practice for over 15 years at The Center for Bone & Joint Surgery of the Palm Beaches. Dr. Acevedo is an orthopedic foot and ankle surgeon who specializes in arthroscopic and minimally invasive techniques.
Dr. Acevedo Patient Testimonials:
"The level of care was excellent. Dr. Acevedo listened to all my concerns and answered all my questions thoroughly. He and his team spent as much time with me as was needed; I never felt rushed. The results of my total ankle replacement have been wonderful. I have already recommended Dr. Acevedo to others, and will continue to do so." –Bob T.
"I had an amazing experience with Dr. Acevedo and team. I fractured both heels and was referred to him due to his experience. In the hospital right after it happened I was told I may not play tennis again. It has been 4 months since the surgery and I am starting to play again. He is gifted, thoughtful, dedicated, and passionate. I showed up for an appt on the wrong day and I was back within 10 min. I had a flare up one afternoon; I called and they had an appt for me at 8 the next morning. THANK YOU! – Buck W.
"Dr. Acevedo is an excellent surgeon and human being. I have never met a more caring surgeon. He is extremely competent and top notch. Jacksonville is lucky to have him. I am so glad I found Dr. Acevedo after my extensive ankle fractures." - MW
TOTAL Ankle Replacement
Dr. Acevedo, MD, performed
South Florida’s first PROPHECY total
ankle replacement at WRMC.
“I work with the engineers at Wright
Medical to produce ‘guides’ specific
to each individual case before the
surgery even starts. This pre-operative
planning reduces guesswork to almost
nothing. It increases accuracy and
shortens operating time, making the
procedure safer for patients.” - Dr. Jorge Acevedo
Let Dr. Acevedo Help With....
Minimally Invasive Foot & Ankle Surgery
Arthroscopic Ankle Ligament Repair
Arthroscopic Ankle Fusions
Arthroscopic Cartilage Repair
Total Ankle Replacement
Ultrasound Guided Injections
Growth Factor/prp Therapy
Complete Diabetic Foot & Ankle Care
Complete Wound Care
Shock Wave Therapy
Complete Bunion Care
Overall Foot and Ankle Care
Why Choose Dr.Jorge Acevedo For Your Orthopedic Care?
Florida's Premiere Orthopaedic Surgeon.
Over 15 years of experience.
Leader and Innovator in the field of Orthopaedics.
Expert on all conditions pertaining to the Foot and Ankle.
Explores non-invasive alternatives.
Advance Foot and Ankle Training.
Dr. Acevedo Channel 5 Interview On Foot Pain
Dr. Acevedo Interview on First Coast Living
Ranked Top Doc By Jacksonville Magazine
Dr. Acevedo Channel 4 Interview On Bunion Removal