Current Status of Total Ankle Replacement

  • Richard N. Stauffer


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.


Ankle Joint Tibial Component Stance Phase Plantar Flexion Subtalar Joint 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Richard N. Stauffer
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  1. 1.Orthopedic SurgeryMayo ClinicRochesterUSA

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