J Korean Orthop Assoc.  1994 Apr;29(2):683-689. 10.4055/jkoa.1994.29.2.683.

Total Ankle Arthroplasty: Report of 6 cases

Abstract

Ankle arthrodesis has been regarded as a good operative treatment for post traumatic and rheumatoid arthritis of ankle, and ankle arthroplasty has been also developed with several types, from 1970, by Lord & Marotte. Ankle arthroplasty is more functional & less cosmetic troublesome than arthrodesis, and with more developed prosthesis design, more good result will come. The authors operated 6 cases of total ankle arthroplasty for posttraumatic and rheumatoid arthritis of ankle, which were also indications of arthrodesis, and introduce the results and operative problems of ankle arthroplasty.

Keyword

Ankle; Total Arthroplasty

MeSH Terms

Ankle*
Arthritis, Rheumatoid
Arthrodesis
Arthroplasty*
Prosthesis Design
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