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J Orthop Surg Res. 2017 Jul 31;12(1):115. doi: 10.1186/s13018-017-0611-2.

Accuracy assessment of measuring component position after total ankle arthroplasty using a conventional method.

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1
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, 42 Jebongro, Donggu, Gwangju, 61469, Republic of Korea.
2
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Chonnam National University Medical School and Hospital, 42 Jebongro, Donggu, Gwangju, 61469, Republic of Korea. kbleeos@jnu.ac.kr.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

This study was to assess the accuracy of measuring the tibial and talar components position and to investigate the outlier rate of each component and predisposing factors related to component malalignment after total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) using a conventional method.

METHODS:

One hundred fifty consecutive primary total ankle arthroplasty were performed using the three-component HINTEGRA prosthesis for ankle end-stage osteoarthritis. Radiographic analysis for the accuracy of component position in coronal and sagittal plane was conducted at postoperative 6 months. Additionally, the accuracy of component position was evaluated according to presence of preoperative deformity or joint incongruency.

RESULTS:

The mean postoperative coronal angles of the tibial and talar components (α and γ) were 91.9° and 91.3°. The mean postoperative sagittal angles of the tibial and talar components (β and δ angle) were 84.6° and 91.7°. In the coronal plane, 16 (10.7%) tibial components and 15 (10.0%) talar components showed outliers greater than 5°. In sagittal plane, 15 (10.0%) tibial components and 29 (19.3%) talar components showed outliers greater than 5°. There was no meaningful increase of the outlier rate regarding presence of preoperative deformity or joint incongruency.

CONCLUSIONS:

In conventional method of TAA, the outlier rate of the tibial and talar components was about 10 to 20%, especially, the outlier rate of talar component in sagittal plane was up to 20%. Therefore, careful attention should be paid to implant the talar component in conventional TAA.

KEYWORDS:

Component position; Conventional method; Total ankle arthroplasty

PMID:
28756766
PMCID:
PMC5535288
DOI:
10.1186/s13018-017-0611-2
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