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Ankle and hindfoot arthritis

Paul H. Cooke and Andy Goldberg

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.009001

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Ankle and hindfoot arthritis

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Hind foot arthritis is usually treated orthotically but may need surgical fusion

Severe ankle arthritis requiring surgical intervention is uncommon

Arthroscopic debridement of early ankle arthritis is effective

End stage ankle arthritis can be treated by fusion or arthroplasty

Ankle replacement has a higher failure rate than hip or knee arthroplasty

Correct alignment of the hind foot and forefoot are essential for good results.

Chapter.  6984 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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