The procedure may be less well-known than a hip or knee replacement, but Boston surgeons are now performing total ankle replacements. For some patients, it provides relief from years of pain.
On a scale of one to 10, Jimmy Mello’s pain scored consistently on the high end.
“I was living with probably like a six. Every day,” Mello said.
In 2011, Mello broke his ankle in three places, and he went through several surgeries to repair the damage, but was still struggling. At one point, a doctor told him he’d have to amputate …