Outcomes Following Total Ankle Arthroplasty: A Review of the Registry Data and Current Literature

Orthop Clin North Am. 2019 Oct;50(4):539-548. doi: 10.1016/j.ocl.2019.06.004. Epub 2019 Aug 6.


End-stage ankle arthritis has a significant effect on function and quality of life. Total ankle arthroplasty continues to emerge as a safe and effective treatment of ankle arthritis. Ankle arthroplasty preserves motion at the ankle joint, while still achieving the primary goal of pain relief. With encouraging outcomes and improved implant longevity, there has been significant improvement on the results of first-generation implants. Further high-quality studies are required to clarify outcomes post ankle arthroplasty. This article reviews the latest data from national registries and the wider literature to evaluate the current status with outcomes of modern total ankle replacements.

Keywords: Ankle replacement; Outcomes; Prosthesis survivorship; Total ankle arthroplasty.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Arthritis / epidemiology*
  • Arthritis / surgery*
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Ankle / instrumentation
  • Arthroplasty, Replacement, Ankle / methods*
  • Australia / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Middle Aged
  • New Zealand / epidemiology
  • Norway / epidemiology
  • Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  • Prosthesis Design
  • Prosthesis Failure
  • Registries
  • Sweden / epidemiology
  • Treatment Outcome
  • United Kingdom / epidemiology
  • Young Adult