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Patient selection for total ankle arthroplasty

Authors van der Plaat LW, Haverkamp D

Received 19 April 2017

Accepted for publication 8 June 2017

Published 31 July 2017 Volume 2017:9 Pages 63—73


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Peer reviewer comments 3

Editor who approved publication: Professor Clark Hung

Laurens W van der Plaat,1 Daniël Haverkamp2

1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Noordwest Ziekenhuisgroep, Alkmaar, the Netherlands; 2Slotervaart Center of Research and Education (SCORE), MC Slotervaart Hospital, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Abstract: Total ankle arthroplasty is a treatment option for end-stage osteoarthritis of the ankle, as is ankle arthrodesis. Many variables, including patient characteristics, are thought to influence clinical outcome and survival. As with any surgery, but especially with total ankle replacement (TAR), patient selection is considered critical for good (long-term) outcome. In this review, we summarize the available scientific evidence regarding patient characteristics and its influence on the results of TAR.

Keywords: total ankle arthroplasty, ankle prosthesis, ankle arthrodesis, patient characteristics, contraindications

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