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Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3181fcde82
Special Focus: Current and New Techniques for Total Ankle Replacement and Management of Associated Problems

Total Ankle Replacement for the Varus Unstable Osteoarthritic Ankle

Kim, Bom Soo MD*; Lee, Jin Woo MD, PhD

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Abstract

Total ankle replacement for a varus unstable ankle is challenging but feasible. Clinical outcomes are satisfactory when the ankle is placed on a stable, plantigrade foot. The keys to successful replacement include optimal ligament balancing and correction of all associated deformities. Therefore, the surgeon must have a thorough understanding of the associated deformities and the appropriate surgical armamentarium to address them.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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