Total ankle replacement in obese and young patients


Journal Article

© 2018 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved. End-stage ankle arthritis is an increasingly common pathology that results in significant physical and mental disability. Historically, treating the young and obese patient with a total ankle replacement (TAR) resulted in high failure rates. However, with modern advances in prosthesis design and understanding of ligamentous balancing, the use of TAR for ankle arthritis has been increasing in popularity. This article discusses the considerations, techniques used, and the current literature regarding the use of TAR in the young and obese patient. Level of Evidence: Diagnostic Level V. See Instructions for Authors for a complete description of levels of evidence.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Smyth, NA; Aiyer, AA; Parekh, SG

Published Date

  • January 1, 2018

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 17 / 2

Start / End Page

  • 69 - 72

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1538-1943

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1536-0644

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/BTF.0000000000000199

Citation Source

  • Scopus