Indications of total ankle arthroplasty for rheumatoid arthritis: evaluation at 5 years or more after the operation.

@article{Shinomiya2003IndicationsOT,
  title={Indications of total ankle arthroplasty for rheumatoid arthritis: evaluation at 5 years or more after the operation.},
  author={Fumio Shinomiya and Masahiko Okada and Yoshiaki Hamada and Takuya Fujimura and Daisuke Hamada},
  journal={Modern rheumatology},
  year={2003},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={
          153-9
        }
}
  • Fumio Shinomiya, Masahiko Okada, +2 authors Daisuke Hamada
  • Published in Modern rheumatology 2003
  • Medicine
  • Abstract The postoperative results of total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) were surveyed, and the indications of TAA for rheumatoid arthritis (RA) were examined. We have performed TAA in properly selected patients with indication of ankle joint destruction due to RA. The subjects were 18 RA patients (20 joints) who underwent TAA between April 1988 and April 1996. Type-ND or type-TNK Bioceram was used without cement for possible revision of TAA. No destruction of large joints was found in 8 patients… CONTINUE READING

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