Total ankle replacement in rheumatoid arthritis

  title={Total ankle replacement in rheumatoid arthritis},
  author={Masataka Nishikawa and Tetsuya Tomita and Masakazu Fujii and Tetsu Watanabe and Jun Hashimoto and Kazuomi Sugamoto and Takahiro Ochi and Hideki Yoshikawa},
  journal={International Orthopaedics},
We reviewed 21 patients with rheumatoid arthritis who had a total ankle replacement between 1984 and 2000. The average follow-up was 72 (15–169) months. Clinical results were evaluated using the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score. At the latest review, three ankles had been revised. Two ankles were excellent, seven good, three fair, and 12 poor. Eleven patients with 13 ankles had residual pain, with radiographs showing a high incidence of radiolucent lines. Migration of… CONTINUE READING


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Total ankle replacement in rheumatoid arthritis

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