Total ankle replacement in patients under the age of 50. Should the indications be revised?

Ricardo Rodrigues Pinto, Ricardo Rodrigues-Pinto, José Muras, Xavier Martín Oliva, Paulo Amado

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Abstract

BACKGROUND: High physical demand and young age are currently considered contraindications for total ankle replacement. This study aimed to compare its results between patients under the age of 50 and those aged 50 or older. METHODS: 103 patients derived from an ongoing prospective multicentric study with a mean follow-up of 41 (range, 24-72) months were included in this study. Clinical status (AOFAS score), range of motion (ROM), complication and survivorship rates were compared between
Original languageEnglish
JournalFoot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
Volume19
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2013

Keywords

  • Age
  • Ankle arthroplasty
  • Ankle replacement
  • Clinical results
  • Complications
  • Contraindications
  • Indications
  • Prospective multicentric study
  • Survivorship rate
  • Young patients

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