Misalignment of total ankle components can induce high joint contact pressures.

@article{Espinosa2010MisalignmentOT,
  title={Misalignment of total ankle components can induce high joint contact pressures.},
  author={N. Rodriguez Espinosa and Martina Walti and Philippe Favre and Jess Gerrit Snedeker},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 5},
  pages={1179-87}
}
BACKGROUND A major cause of the limited longevity of total ankle replacements is premature polyethylene component wear, which can be induced by high joint contact pressures. We implemented a computational model to parametrically explore the hypothesis that intercomponent positioning deviating from the manufacturer's recommendations can result in pressure distributions that may predispose to wear of the polyethylene insert. We also investigated the hypothesis that a modern mobile-bearing design… CONTINUE READING

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