What’s better: ankle arthrodesis or ankle replacement?

By Jennie McKee

AOFAS 2008 Specialty Day explored the treatment of end-stage ankle arthritis

“Significant uncertainty exists about the proper role of ankle arthroplasty in the treatment of ankle arthritis,” said Nelson Fong SooHoo, MD, of the UCLA Center for Surgical Outcomes and Quality, who presented the results of a study comparing the reoperation rates of ankle arthrodesis and ankle replacement (Fig. 1) during the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society’s (AOFAS) 2008 Specialty Day program.

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