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Total Ankle Replacement With Subtalar Arthrodesis: Management of Combined Ankle and Subtalar Arthritis

DeOrio, James K. MD

Techniques in Foot & Ankle Surgery: December 2010 - Volume 9 - Issue 4 - p 182–189
doi: 10.1097/BTF.0b013e3181fd9497
Special Focus: Current and New Techniques for Total Ankle Replacement and Management of Associated Problems

Many articles have been written about total ankle replacement and subtalar arthrodesis performed independently from each other. To my knowledge, this is the first article written to address the management of combined ankle and subtalar arthritis. As such, this article will examine how to diagnostically separate subtalar arthritis from ankle arthritis and determine when it should be treated. Treatment options, surgical techniques, and their consequences will also be discussed.

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

Address correspondence and reprint requests to James K. DeOrio, MD, Duke University Medical Center, 3116 North Duke Street, Durham, NC. e-mail:

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