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Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3181fc861c
Special Focus: Current and New Techniques for Total Ankle Replacement and Management of Associated Problems

Total Ankle Replacement for the Valgus Unstable Osteoarthritic Ankle

Brunner, Samuel MD; Knupp, Markus MD; Hintermann, Beat MD

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Total ankle replacement in valgus unstable ankles is challenging because misalignment of the ankle, especially in combination with valgus instability, has been identified as a major deteriorating factor for the result of total ankle replacement. This article describes a treatment algorithm based on the classification of valgus unstable osteoarthritic ankles. Three types of valgus unstable ankles are differentiated with regard to the treatment.

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