Ankle joint arthritis - Etiology, diagnosis and treatment

Ofir Uri, Amir Haim

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Abstract

Ankle joint arthritis causes functional limitation and affects the quality of life many patients. It follows traumatic injuries, inflammatory joint arthritis, primary osteoarthritis, hemochromatosis and infections. Understanding the unique anatomy and biomechanics of the ankle is important for diagnosis and treatment of ankle joint pathology. The treatment of ankle joint arthritis has advanced considerably in recent years and it is still a surgical challenge. Total ankle replacement seems to be a promising form of treatment, even though current data does not demonstrate advantages over ankle joint arthrodesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)897-900
Number of pages4
JournalHarefuah
Volume147
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 2008

Keywords

  • Ankle
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrodesis
  • Joint replacement

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