Combined Total Talus Replacement and Total Ankle Arthroplasty.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Avascular necrosis (AVN) of the talus remains a clinical challenge with suboptimal outcomes after treatment. In cases of extensive disease, the insufficient blood supply leads to a high rate of complications including non-union after surgical treatment. This, in conjunction with the development of premature adjacent arthritis represents a challenge for the treating surgeon. Nowadays, total ankle arthroplasty is a reasonable option for the treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis with improved short- and long-term outcomes. We present a technique for patients with end-stage ankle arthritis associated to extensive talar osteonecrosis, and patients with prior total ankle replacement and talar component collapse due to AVN. This technique provides a more anatomic treatment for patients with severely deficient bone stock due to talar necrosis with ankle arthritis or failed ankle replacement. Nonetheless, evaluation of the outcomes at long-term is needed. (Journal of Surgical Orthopaedic Advances 29(4):244-248, 2020).

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Bejarano-Pineda, L; DeOrio, JK; Parekh, SG

Published Date

  • 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 29 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 244 - 248

PubMed ID

  • 33416486

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1548-825X


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States