Total ankle arthroplasty: indications, results, and biomechanical rationale.

@article{Neufeld2000TotalAA,
  title={Total ankle arthroplasty: indications, results, and biomechanical rationale.},
  author={Steven K. Neufeld and Thomas H. Lee},
  journal={American journal of orthopedics},
  year={2000},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={593-602}
}
Total ankle replacement was developed in the 1970s after the success of total hip and knee arthroplasty. The goal of total ankle arthroplasty is to decrease pain and improve function in the lower limb. Ideally, to be superior to an arthrodesis, the ankle replacement should provide the patient with good patterns of joint motion and the ability to walk and run and should have low complication rates. Unfortunately, total ankle arthroplasty has not been as successful as replacement of other joints… CONTINUE READING