Age-Related Outcome of Mobile-Bearing Total Ankle Replacement

Orthopedics. 2017 May 1;40(3):e567-e573. doi: 10.3928/01477447-20170327-05. Epub 2017 Mar 31.


The aim of this study was to investigate clinical and radiographic outcomes in patients 50 years and younger vs patients older than 50 years undergoing total ankle replacement. Seventy consecutive patients who underwent primary total ankle replacement were included in this retrospective study. Patients were assessed clinically and radiographically. There was a statistically significant difference between the 2 groups for the American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society score at final follow-up. The younger group had significantly greater improvement compared with the older group. Total ankle arthroplasty is an effective treatment for young, active patients with symptomatic end-stage ankle arthritis. [Orthopedics. 2017; 40(3):e567-e573.].

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Age Factors*
  • Aged
  • Ankle Joint / surgery
  • Arthritis / surgery*
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Ankle / methods*
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Orthopedics / methods
  • Reoperation / methods*
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Treatment Outcome*