Hydroxyapatite augmentation for bone atrophy in total ankle replacement in rheumatoid arthritis.

@article{Shi2006HydroxyapatiteAF,
  title={Hydroxyapatite augmentation for bone atrophy in total ankle replacement in rheumatoid arthritis.},
  author={Kenrin Shi and Kenji Hayashida and Jun Hashimoto and Kazuomi Sugamoto and Hideo Kawai and Hideki Yoshikawa},
  journal={The Journal of foot and ankle surgery : official publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons},
  year={2006},
  volume={45 5},
  pages={316-21}
}
Although total ankle replacement is routinely used for rheumatoid arthritis of the ankle, it has been hampered by early implant failures such as loosening and subsidence of the tibial component due to poor bone quality. To prevent this complication, total ankle replacement augmented by a specially designed hydroxyapatite coating was used in 14 patients (16… CONTINUE READING