Hello hubbs22, A fusion is a permanent joining or bonding together of (and removal of movement from) a joint.
In the case of an ankle fusion the two sides of the ankle joint, the talus and the tibia, and depending on
technique sometimes the fibula, are fused. Some of your movements will be compromised but the pain is reduced
after a successful fusion. This is the last option with painful arthritis and other complications. You can
discuss with your orthopedician about ankle replacement also. Take care!