Current Status of Total Ankle Replacement
Clinical experience with total ankle replacement (TAR) has been disappointing overall. However, satisfactory results in rheumatoid patients and elderly patients with posttraumatic osteoarthritis (OA) (who are less physically active) have been achieved. Knowledge gained from further study of the mechanical function of the normal, diseased and prosthetic ankle joint should allow development of improved TAR design for better function and durability.
KeywordsAnkle Joint Tibial Component Stance Phase Plantar Flexion Subtalar Joint
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