Intermediate and long-term outcomes of total ankle arthroplasty and ankle arthrodesis. A systematic review of the literature.
, Coetzee JC
, Estok R
, Fahrbach K
, Banel D
, Nalysnyk L
Illinois Bone and Joint Institute, Glenview Medical Arts Building, 2401 Ravine Way, Glenview, IL 60025, USA. firstname.lastname@example.org
The efficacy of total ankle replacement compared with that of ankle fusion continues to be one of the most debated topics in foot and ankle surgery. The purpose of this study was to determine whether there are sufficient objective cumulative data in the literature to compare the two procedures. A systematic review of the literature addressing the intermediate and long-term outcomes of interest in total ankle arthroplasty and ankle arthrodesis was performed.
PMID: 17768184 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]