Total ankle replacement tar was first attempted in the 1970s but poor results led to its being considered inferior to ankle fusion until the late 1980s and early 1990s by that time newer designs which more closely replicated the natural anatomy of the ankle showed improved clinical outcomes 1 . A successful ankle replacement will likely decrease or get rid of your pain allow you to move your ankle up and down in most cases total ankle replacements last 10 or more years how long yours lasts will depend on your activity level overall health and the amount of damage to your ankle joint before surgery. A cost effectiveness analysis of total ankle arthroplasty by soohoo and kominski 2004 stated that the currently available literature has not yet shown that total ankle arthroplasty predictably results in levels of durability and function that make it cost effective at this time. Total ankle joint replacement is also indicated following unsuccessful ankle arthrodesis the ideal patient for ankle joint replacement is an elderly person with the low physical demands who has good bone stock normal vascular status no immune suppression and excellent hind foot ankle alignment generally here are common indications for . Total ankle arthroplasty taa also called total ankle replacement is a surgical procedure that helps to relieve pain and maintain motion in an arthritic or injured joint the fibula tibia and talus bones make up the tibiotalar ankle joint fig 1
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