Changes in Pain, Function, and Gait Mechanics Two Years Following Total Ankle Arthroplasty Performed With Two Modern Fixed-Bearin
Foot & Ankle International, 06/22/2012
All of the observed changes suggest improved or maintained functioning in patients who received a Total ankle replacement (TAR) with the greatest improvement occurring within the first year. Sagittal plane ankle range of motion and dorsiflexion angle at heel strike were unchanged across all of the time points. The results of this study indicate that patients with end–stage osteoarthritis demonstrate improvements in pain and gait up to 2 years following surgery while maintaining ankle range of motion.