Design features of current total ankle replacements: implants and instrumentation.

@article{Cracchiolo2008DesignFO,
  title={Design features of current total ankle replacements: implants and instrumentation.},
  author={Andrea Cracchiolo and James K Deorio},
  journal={The Journal of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons},
  year={2008},
  volume={16 9},
  pages={530-40}
}
Development of total ankle replacements began nearly 40 years ago. The initial devices were cemented and highly constrained, and they eventually failed. These were followed by second-generation cementless ankle implants with a fixed (two-component design) or mobile (three-component design) polyethylene bearing. Currently, four ankle replacements are approved by the US Food and Drug Administration. These four-Agility, INBONE, Salto-Talaris, and Eclipse-are two-component designs; the Scandinavian… CONTINUE READING
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