The Fate of the Ailing Ankle: Arthrodesis Versus Arthroplasty

This "Face Off" presents the most compelling  arguments in support of both ankle arthrodesis and total ankle replacement  (TAR) in the management of end-stage ankle arthritis. Although it seems  increasingly clear that both arthrodesis and arthroplasty will have their place  in the treatment of ankle arthritis, both procedures come with particular advantages,  disadvantages, and associated complications.

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