Total Ankle Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Post-traumatic Arthritis

The use of total ankle replacement is a demanding procedure

Dolfi Herscovici; Julia M. Scaduto

2018

Scholarcy highlights

  • The use of total ankle replacement is a demanding procedure
  • Preoperative discussions should include a discussion of non-operative approaches and the use of other joint-sparing surgical approaches
  • When the decision is made to use a TAR in patients with post-traumatic arthritis, patient positioning, surgical incision and dissection, tibial and talar preparation, positioning of the components, closure, and postoperative care are important points to consider in order to obtain good outcomes
  • With the use of good surgical techniques, current literature demonstrates good survivorship of TARs at 5 and 10 years

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