Ankle Arthritis

What is ankle arthritis?

Arthritis refers to pain, inflammation and swelling of the joints and is the number one cause of disability in the U.S. More specifically, ankle arthritis is arthritis of the ankle joint, and although not as common as other forms of arthritis, this degenerative condition can destroy the normal workings of the ankle joint. Ankle arthritis is often a result of an earlier ankle injury.

Similar to arthritis of the foot, there are three types of arthritis — osteoarthritisrheumatoid arthritis and post-tramatic arthritis that may affect the ankle. 

The foot and ankle physicians at Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush (MOR) are Medical Doctors (MDs) and surgeons who have been trained in orthopedic surgery and subspecialty trained in conditions of the foot and ankle.

Dr. George B. Holmes Jr., Dr. Johnny Lin, Dr. Simon Lee, and Dr. Kamran Hamid are the foot and ankle team at MOR. They use state-of-the-art, minimally invasive procedures that reduce patients' hospital stays and recovery times. These experienced surgeons see patients in several Illinois locations, including: Rush Oak Park Hospital; the Orthopedic Building at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago; Prairie Medical Center of Westchester; Central DuPage Hospital/Outpatient Services in Winfield. They also are affiliated with Elmhurst Hospital.