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Total ankle replacement for rheumatoid arthritis of the ankle.
Foot and Ankle Clinics
Publication types: Journal Article
Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune disease that may affect multiple joints, both small and large, and leads to numerous complications. The standard surgical treatment for a rheumatoid arthritic ankle has been an arthrodesis. The ideal candidate for an ankle replacement in a rheumatoid patient is one who is moderately active, has a well-aligned ankle and heel, and a fair range of motion in the ankle joint. Good surgical technique and correction of any hindfoot deformity will result in satisfactory alignment of the ankle with regard to the mechanical axis, and this will lead to increased prosthetic longevity.
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