Post-traumatic arthritis of the ankle

Nigel N. Hsu, Lew Schon

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The ankle is commonly injured in athletic and work activities. Posttraumatic osteoarthritis of the ankle is the primary cause of ankle arthritis. Traumatic injuries of the ankle include malleolar fractures, pilon fracture, talus fracture, fracture dislocations, osteochondritis dessicans, ankle sprains, and instability. Nonoperative treatments for posttraumatic ankle arthritis or end-stage arthritis include nonsteroidal antiinflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), injections, use of cane, and orthotics. The main surgical options include total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) and ankle arthrodesis (AA). Other alternatives include arthroscopic debridement, allograft transplantation, bipolar fresh total osteochondral allograft, periankle osteotomy, and distraction arthroplasty.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPost-Traumatic Arthritis
Subtitle of host publicationDiagnosis, Management and Outcomes
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783030504137
ISBN (Print)9783030504120
StatePublished - Sep 30 2020


  • Ankle
  • Arthritis
  • Arthrodesis
  • Posttraumatic
  • Total ankle replacement

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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