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Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3181ff273e
Special Focus: Current and New Techniques for Total Ankle Replacement and Management of Associated Problems

Total Ankle Replacement and Supramalleolar Osteotomies for Malaligned Osteoarthritic Ankles

Knupp, Markus MD*; Stufkens, Sjoerd A.S. MD; Bolliger, Lilianna MSc*; Brunner, Samuel MD*; Hintermann, Beat MD*

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Abstract

Early stages of asymmetric osteoarthritis of the ankle joint have been shown to benefit from the realignment surgery, and total ankle replacement has become an accepted alternative to fusion in end-stage osteoarthritis. Combination of the 2 procedures offers the possibility to replace the ankle joint even in severely malaligned hindfoot and may help to salvage malpositioned prostheses. In this study, we describe our experience with simultaneous correction of severe malalignment and replacement of the ankle joint. In addition, the technique of secondary supramalleolar osteotomies for the treatment of malpositioned implants is described.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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