Mayo Clinic's approach

Teamwork

Mayo Clinic's ankle-surgery treatment teams include specialists in rheumatology, radiology, orthopedic surgery, and physical medicine and rehabilitation. These experts work together with the goal of easing pain and providing the best possible outcome for your ankle surgery.

Having all of this specialized expertise in a single place, focused on you, means that you're not just getting one opinion — your care is discussed among the team, your test results are available quickly, your appointments are scheduled in coordination, and highly specialized orthopedic and rehabilitation experts are all working together to determine what's best for you.

Experience

Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgeons have experience in all types of ankle surgery — including a wide range of foot and ankle reconstruction surgeries. More than 1,200 ankle surgeries are performed at Mayo Clinic each year.

Ankle surgery, especially ankle replacement, is a complex procedure that requires strong surgical experience. As a major orthopedic center, Mayo Clinic has surgeons with training and skills to perform these complex procedures.

Advanced technology

Mayo Clinic surgeons team with experts from other specialties to determine the best treatment for your particular situation. State-of-the-art MRI helps to guide treatment decisions.

Mayo Clinic surgeons use fiber-optic scopes and specialized tools to operate through small incisions whenever possible. At Mayo Clinic, you have access to the latest types of ankle-fusion hardware and artificial ankle joints.

Research

Scientists in Mayo Clinic's Orthopedic Surgery Research division have been involved in advances to ease pain from musculoskeletal disorders. Researchers in Mayo Clinic's Motion Analysis laboratory study how different types of ankle problems and surgeries affect a person's gait.

Nationally recognized expertise

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for orthopedics.

Expertise and rankings

  • Experience. Mayo Clinic's orthopedic surgeons have expertise in all types of ankle surgery — including a wide range of foot and ankle reconstruction surgeries. More than 1,200 ankle surgeries are performed at Mayo Clinic each year.
  • Teamwork and innovation. Mayo Clinic surgeons work with experts from other specialties to determine the best treatment for your particular situation. State-of-the-art MRI guides treatment decisions. At Mayo Clinic, you have access to the latest types of ankle-fusion hardware and artificial ankle joints.
  • Research advances. Scientists in Mayo Clinic's Orthopedic Surgery Research division have been involved in advances to ease pain from musculoskeletal disorders. Researchers in Mayo Clinic's Motion Analysis laboratory study how different types of ankle problems and surgeries affect a person's gait.

Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, and Mayo Clinic in Phoenix/Scottsdale, Arizona, are ranked among the Best Hospitals for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Florida, is ranked high performing for orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report. Mayo Clinic also ranks among the Best Children's Hospitals for orthopedics.

Learn more about Mayo Clinic's Orthopedic Surgery department's expertise and rankings.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

Learn more about appointments at Mayo Clinic.

Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

July 06, 2017
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