Risks to the blood supply of the talus with four methods of total ankle arthroplasty: a cadaveric injection study.

@article{Tennant2014RisksTT,
  title={Risks to the blood supply of the talus with four methods of total ankle arthroplasty: a cadaveric injection study.},
  author={Joshua N. Tennant and Chamnanni Rungprai and Marc A Pizzimenti and Jessica E Goetz and Phinit Phisitkul and John E. Femino and A. M. Amendola},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. American volume},
  year={2014},
  volume={96 5},
  pages={395-402}
}
BACKGROUND Despite the use of contemporary total ankle arthroplasty implant designs, clinical outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty continue to lag behind those of other joint replacement procedures. Disruption of the extraosseous talar blood supply at the time of ankle replacement may be a factor contributing to talar component subsidence-a common mechanism of early failure following ankle replacement. We evaluated the risk of injury to specific extraosseous arteries supplying the talus… CONTINUE READING

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