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Ankle and hindfoot arthritis 

Ankle and hindfoot arthritis
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Ankle and hindfoot arthritis
Author(s):

Paul H. Cooke

and Andy Goldberg

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.009001
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date: 12 December 2019

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.

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