Total ankle replacement and contralateral ankle arthrodesis in 16 patients from the Swedish Ankle Registry: Self-reported function and satisfaction
2016 (English)In: Foot and Ankle Surgery, ISSN 1268-7731, E-ISSN 1460-9584, Vol. 22, no 1, 32-34 p.Article in journal (Refereed) PublishedText
Background: Both total ankle replacement (TAR) and ankle arthrodesis do show some problems in long-term studies. To choose either of these surgical options is a delicate task. There are no randomized studies reported in the literature and no previous studies in which patients constitute the own controls. Methods: Patients with a TAR and a contralateral ankle arthrodesis were identified in the Swedish Ankle Register. A self-reported foot and ankle specific questionnaire (SEFAS) was sent to these patients who also were asked to report their grade of satisfaction from 1 to 5. Results: The median SEFAS score was 32 (16-44) for the prostheses and 27 (14-47) for the arthrodeses. The median satisfaction score was 2 (1-4) for the prostheses and 2 (1-5) for the arthrodeses. There were no statistically significant difference between the prosthetic side and the fused side regarding these scores. Conclusion: Patients who had undergone ankle arthrodesis on one side and had the contralateral ankle replaced, were equally satisfied with both procedures.
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2016. Vol. 22, no 1, 32-34 p.
Total ankle replacement, Ankle arthrodesis, Ankle fusion, PROM
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-280232DOI: 10.1016/j.fas.2015.04.007ISI: 000369729500006PubMedID: 26869497OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-280232DiVA: diva2:914106