Display Settings:

Format

Send to:

Choose Destination
See comment in PubMed Commons below
Foot Ankle Clin. 2012 Dec;17(4):565-85. doi: 10.1016/j.fcl.2012.08.005. Epub 2012 Oct 12.

Mobile- and fixed-bearing total ankle prostheses: is there really a difference?

Author information

  • 1Orthopaedic Department, University Hospital of Basel, University of Basel, Spitalstrasse 21, Basel CH-4031, Switzerland. vvalderrabano@uhbs.ch

Abstract

Approximately 1% of the world's adult population is affected by ankle osteoarthritis (OA). Therapeutic options include conservative and surgical measures. Because of substantial progress in total ankle replacement, ankle fusion is no longer the "gold standard" therapy for end-stage ankle OA. Various ankle prostheses have been designed and are currently available. This article reviews the in vitro studies addressing the biomechanics and kinematics of the replaced ankle. Furthermore, a systematic literature review was conducted to assess possible differences in clinical outcomes, including prosthesis survivorship and postoperative range of motion between mobile- and fixed-bearing total ankle prostheses.

Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

PMID:
23158371
[PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
PubMed Commons home

PubMed Commons

0 comments
How to join PubMed Commons

    Supplemental Content

    Full text links

    Icon for Elsevier Science
    Loading ...
    Write to the Help Desk