Total ankle arthroplasty following revascularization of avascular necrosis of the talar body: two case reports and literature review.

@article{Lee2008TotalAA,
  title={Total ankle arthroplasty following revascularization of avascular necrosis of the talar body: two case reports and literature review.},
  author={Keun-bae Lee and Sang Gwon Cho and Sung Taek Jung and Myung Sun Kim},
  journal={Foot & ankle international},
  year={2008},
  volume={29 8},
  pages={852-8}
}
Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) has emerged as another solution to ankle arthritis, as it provides reliable pain relief, preserves motion, and facilitates recovery as compared with fusion. However, the use of cementless TAA to treat ankle osteoarthritis with avascular necrosis (AVN) of the talar body is contraindicated because the potential for good ingrowth and component fixation is low.2,3,9,10 The authors describe two cases of end-stage ankle arthritis combined with AVN of the talar body, in… CONTINUE READING