Salvage procedures for complications of total ankle arthroplasty.

  title={Salvage procedures for complications of total ankle arthroplasty.},
  author={H E Groth and H F Fitch},
  journal={Clinical orthopaedics and related research},
Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has been a satisfactory procedure with a low failure rate only when applied to the rheumatoid patient. For the active, posttraumatic patient, ankle joint fusion is superior and avoids the attendant high failure rate. In general, salvage of failed TAA is best solved by ankle fusion. Only in one of five cases (a compliant patient with a clear-cut correctable technical error) was a good result achieved with a revision arthroplasty. To maintain limb length, the… CONTINUE READING


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