Comparative analysis of ankle arthroplasty versus ankle arthrodesis.

  title={Comparative analysis of ankle arthroplasty versus ankle arthrodesis.},
  author={Michael R. McGuire and Richard F Kyle and Ramon B Gustilo and R F Premer},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
In a retrospective study of 41 patients with total ankle arthroplasty (25 patients) and ankle arthrodesis (18 patients), the mean follow-up period was 3.8 years for total ankle arthroplasties and 3.3 for ankle arthrodeses. Sixteen of the 23 ankle arthroplasty patients, and 17 of the 18 arthrodesis patients had good or excellent results. Total ankle arthroplasty was successful in patients with rheumatoid arthritis, but not posttraumatic arthrosis. Total ankle arthroplasty is indicated in… CONTINUE READING

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