TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT FOR TREATMENT OF AVASCULAR NECROSIS OF THE TALUS

  • Jin Aun Tan Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Mohd Yazid Bajuri Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Juzaily Fekry Leong Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Levin Kb Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
  • Azammuddin Alias Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Abstract

Avascular necrosis (AVN) of talus is a well-known complication following talar neck fracture that leads to osteoarthritis of the ankle joint. Tibiotalar fusion is the gold standard of treatment in end-stage ankle osteoarthritis with predictable good outcome. With the introduction of newer generation of total ankle replacement (TAR), it is gaining popularity as an alternative treatment in selected cases of ankle joint osteoarthritis secondary to AVN talus. We present here a case of ankle joint osteoarthritis secondary to AVN talus in a 30-year-old female in which a TAR was performed. We wish to highlight that TAR can be done in ankle joint osteoarthritis with AVN talus in properly selected cases.

Keywords: Talus fracture, Avascular necrosis, Total ankle replacement.

Author Biographies

Jin Aun Tan, Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Orthopaedic and Traumatology
Mohd Yazid Bajuri, Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Orthopaedic and Traumatology
Juzaily Fekry Leong, Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Orthopaedic and Traumatology
Levin Kb, Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Orthopaedic and Traumatology
Azammuddin Alias, Department of Orthopaedic and Traumatology, Faculty of Medicine, Universiti Kebangsaan, Malaysia Medical Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Orthopaedic and Traumatology

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Tan, J. A., M. Y. Bajuri, J. F. Leong, L. Kb, and A. Alias. “TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT FOR TREATMENT OF AVASCULAR NECROSIS OF THE TALUS”. Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Clinical Research, Vol. 11, no. 8, Aug. 2018, pp. 1-2, doi:10.22159/ajpcr.2018.v11i8.25602.
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