Ankle arthritis: which to choose – arthrodesis or arthroplasty

Mohd Yazid Bajuri, and Abdullah A, (2017) Ankle arthritis: which to choose – arthrodesis or arthroplasty. Journal of Surgical Academia, 7 (1). pp. 4-8. ISSN 2231-7481


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The best treatment option in ankle arthritis have always been debated. It is either ankle arthroplasty or arthrodesis. The incidence of ankle arthritishas increased over the recent decades due to the increasing life span of the population and incidence of injuries sustained during sporting events. Although arthrodesis is still largely regarded as the gold standard for it is a safe procedure but in long term, several studies have reported complications such as arthritis in adjacent joints, hip dysfunction and knee problems. Currently results have shown that ankle arthroplasty offers a better long term results than arthrodesis especially in view of patient’s satisfaction and its good functional outcome. This review article aims to analyse both options and their respective outcomes.

Item Type:Article
Keywords:Ankle; Arthroplasty; Arthrodesis; Complications; Options
Journal:Journal of Surgical Academia
ID Code:12263
Deposited By: ms aida -
Deposited On:29 Oct 2018 02:54
Last Modified:02 Nov 2018 21:15

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