Functional and clinical outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty in elderly compared to younger patients.

@article{Tenenbaum2017FunctionalAC,
  title={Functional and clinical outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty in elderly compared to younger patients.},
  author={Shay A Tenenbaum and Jason T Bariteau and Scott C Coleman and James White Brodsky},
  journal={Foot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2017},
  volume={23 2},
  pages={102-107}
}
BACKGROUND Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is becoming an increasingly utilized procedure for the management of end-stage ankle arthritis. Elderly patients are the fastest growing segment of the population in the western world, creating a unique challenge to the health economics of our era. Determining if elderly patients with end-stage ankle arthritis demonstrate the same improvements in clinical outcomes and functional measures of gait following TAA would be valuable. This can aid to evaluate… CONTINUE READING
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