The last decade has seen a considerable increase in the use of in total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) to treat patients with end-stage arthritis of the ankle. However, the longevity of the implants is still far from that of total knee and hip arthroplasties.
The aim of this review is to outline a diagnostic and treatment algorithm for the painful TAA to be used when considering revision surgery.
Cite this article: Bone Joint J 2017;99-B:5–11.
E. Vulcano: Writing the paper, Revision.
M. S. Myerson: Supervision, Revision.
No benefits in any form have been received or will be received from a commercial party related directly or indirectly to the subject of this article.
This article was primary edited by J. Scott.
- Received November 10, 2015.
- Accepted September 16, 2016.
- ©2017 The British Editorial Society of Bone & Joint Surgery