Periprosthetic aseptic osteolysis in total ankle replacement: cause and management.

Abstract

Osteolysis is the loss of bone secondary to a pathologic process and remains the most common cause of failure of total ankle replacement. Friction at the bearing surface results in the generation of abraded wear debris of polyethylene. These activate a biologic cascade that may result in significant bone loss and subsequent loss of fixation of the… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.cpm.2012.10.006

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