I was terrified of having an ankle replacement. Several articles I read and people I spoke to all said think long and hard before entering into this operation. I was told that I am in pain now but could be in just as much pain after or even more. Also I was told the risk of infection was high and If that was to happen then they would have to remove the ankle replacement and once recovered from infection they would fuse my ankle. So then I started looking at the success rate with this operation. It was then I discovered that this operation was still in its early stage and was being improved every year. It was then I decided to wait and seek alternative first.