Orthopedics & Orthopedic Surgery
Area of Focus: Foot & Ankle
Presents the surgical technique of total ankle arthroplasty. Discusses indications and contraindications. Presents radiographic evaluation and templating. Shows step-by-step operative details, including distracting the ankle, positioning and aligning the cutting block, making the cuts and removing the bone, inserting the prosthesis, performing the syndesmotic fusion, assessing range of motion, lengthening the Achilles tendon, and preventing impingement.
Through a unique partnership of the AAOS and JBJS, trusted leaders in orthopaedic education, these programs present surgical demonstrations of key procedures against the backdrop of clinical research featured in the original, peer-reviewed article.
(Companion JBJS-A article published in June 2004.)
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