Orthopedics Today has highlighted six important stories to keep your practice up-to-date regarding total ankle arthroplasty
Outcomes of total ankle replacement comparable between arthritis patients
Among patients with post-traumatic osteoarthritis, early outcomes after total ankle replacement are comparable with outcomes for patients with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis, according to study results. Read more.
Arthrodesis may be better indicated after failed TAR than re-arthroplasty
With the increased use of total ankle arthroplasty worldwide and many available prosthesis options, foot and ankle surgeons have turned their attention to the best course for revising these prostheses. Component exchange is sometimes possible, as is re-arthroplasty. Read more.
Carefully consider complications, benefits of TAA with supramalleolar osteotomy
Combined total ankle arthroplasty and supramalleolar osteotomy lead to pain relief and significantly improved clinical outcomes in patients with end-stage ankle arthritis. However, investigators caution that the procedure has a high rate of postoperative wound complications. Read more.
Navigation yielded reliable implant placement for ankle arthroplasty
Total ankle arthroplasty performed with patient-specific surgical guides and preoperative computer-assisted navigation produced reliable and reproducible implant placement, based on preliminary results of the first study on the use of computer navigation for this procedure. Read more.
Age is a main factor for length of stay after primary elective ankle surgery
Age is a significant factor in indicating patients who will have lengthier inpatient recoveries after primary elective total ankle replacement or ankle arthrodesis, according to a recently published data. Read more.
Wright Medical launches new total ankle replacement solution
Wright Medical recently announced the launch of its INFINITY Total Ankle Replacement System. Read more.