Total Ankle Arthroplasty for the Treatment of Post-traumatic Arthritis

  • Dolfi HerscoviciJr.
  • Julia M. Scaduto


The use of total ankle replacement is a demanding procedure. Patient selection is important, and preoperative discussions should include a discussion of non-operative approaches and the use of other joint-sparing surgical approaches. Regardless of whether a two-component or three-component third-generation system is used equally, good outcomes can be expected. 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.


Ankle Arthroplasty Replacement Arthritis Anatomy Biomechanics Pathophysiology Evaluation Treatment options 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dolfi HerscoviciJr.
    • 1
  • Julia M. Scaduto
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OrthopedicsTampa General HospitalTemple TerraceUSA
  2. 2.Tampa General Hospital, Florida Orthopedic InstituteTemple TerraceUSA

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