Arthroplasty versus arthrodesis for end-stage ankle arthritis: decision analysis using Markov model

@article{Kwon2011ArthroplastyVA,
  title={Arthroplasty versus arthrodesis for end-stage ankle arthritis: decision analysis using Markov model},
  author={Dae Gyu Kwon and Chin Youb Chung and Moon Seok Park and Ki Hyuk Sung and Tae Won Kim and Kyoung Min Lee},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={35},
  pages={1647-1653}
}
Total ankle arthroplasty and arthrodesis are the two mainstreams of treatment for end-stage ankle arthritis. This study was performed to determine which is a better choice for ankle arthritis, using a decision analysis and Markov model to reflect the repetitive nature of revision arthroplasty. Based on current published evidence, a decision tree was constructed to compare the clinical outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty and arthrodesis, which contained the possible clinical events and the… CONTINUE READING