Revision of Different Ankle Prostheses

  • Å. S. Carlsson
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Any surgeon performing total ankle replacements will sooner or later have to deal with a variety of complications. It may be wound-healing prob lems, impingement, malpositioning of the components, deep infection or aseptic loosening. Arthrodesis is the most common method used to handle the three latter complications. However, in some aseptic failures, exchange of one or both components has been attempted, but only 15 cases have been documented in the literature (Stauffer 1982; Groth and Fitch 1987; Makwana et al. 1995). The following chapter is a report of my personal experiences of 15 such cases.


Rheumatoid Arthritis Psoriatic Arthritis Bone Cement Aseptic Loosening Tibial Component 
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