Ankle arthroplasties generate wear particles similar to knee arthroplasties.

  title={Ankle arthroplasties generate wear particles similar to knee arthroplasties.},
  author={Akio Kobayashi and Yukihide Minoda and Yoshinori Kadoya and Hirotsugu Ohashi and Kunio Takaoka and Charles L. Saltzman},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Second-generation total ankle arthroplasties have encouraging medium-term results, but the wear of the joint materials is of concern. The aim of the current study was to examine and compare the size, shape, and concentration of polyethylene particles in synovial fluid with total ankle arthroplasties and established posterior-stabilized total knee arthroplasties. Synovial fluid was obtained from 15 patients with well-functioning total ankle arthroplasties and 11 patients with posterior… CONTINUE READING

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