Simultaneous bilateral versus unilateral total ankle replacement: a patient-based comparison of pain relief, quality of life and functional outcome.

@article{Barg2010SimultaneousBV,
  title={Simultaneous bilateral versus unilateral total ankle replacement: a patient-based comparison of pain relief, quality of life and functional outcome.},
  author={A Barg and Markus Knupp and Beat Hintermann},
  journal={The Journal of bone and joint surgery. British volume},
  year={2010},
  volume={92 12},
  pages={1659-63}
}
The aim of this study was to compare the outcome of bilateral sequential total ankle replacement (TAR) with that of unilateral TAR. We reviewed 23 patients who had undergone sequential bilateral TAR under a single anaesthetic and 46 matched patients with a unilateral TAR. There were no significant pre-operative differences between the two groups in terms of age, gender, body mass index, American Society of Anaesthesiologists classification and aetiology of the osteoarthritis of the ankle… CONTINUE READING

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