Revision of failed ankle implants

Lawrence A DiDomenico, Davina Cross
Clinics in Podiatric Medicine and Surgery 2012, 29 (4): 571-84
Total ankle joint replacement (TAR) has been offered as an alternative to ankle joint arthrodesis since the 1970s. TAR offers the benefit of perseveration of joint motion, with potential decreased occurrence of adjacent joint degeneration, and a more expedient path to weight bearing. Since their introduction, TAR devices have undergone a variety of modifications, specifically in regards to the number and type of components used.

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