Ankle joint replacement

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Ankle joint replacement

First generation of ankle implants had poor results.

Indications- arthritis (post-traumatic, degenerative, inflammatory, haemophilic); avascular necrosis

Procedure:

Post op- compression dressing; shortly cast at one week; remove cast and sutures at 3 weeks; at 7 weeks, if synostosis fused protected weightbearing with CAM walker for 4 weeks

Indicated for severe ankle arthritis that significantly affects quality of life.

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