Total ankle arthroplasty.

  title={Total ankle arthroplasty.},
  author={James K Deorio and Mark Erik Easley},
  journal={Instructional course lectures},
Recent investigations support the belief that ankle replacement represents an attractive surgical alternative to arthrodesis for patients with advanced ankle arthritis. Although longer follow-up is necessary for total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) to displace arthrodesis as the surgical "gold standard," intermediate-term results are encouraging. Indications for TAA include primarily posttraumatic and inflammatory arthritis. Contraindications to TAA include unresectable osteonecrotic bone, peripheral… CONTINUE READING


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