TOTAL ANKLE REPLACEMENT FOR TREATMENT OF AVASCULAR NECROSIS OF THE TALUS
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.
2. Kitaoka HB, Patzer GL. Clinical results of the Mayo total ankle arthroplasty. JBJS 1996;78:1658-64.
3. Younger A, Penner M, Wing K. Mobile-bearing total ankle arthroplasty. Foot Ankle Clin 2008;13:495-508.
4. Hintermann B, Knupp M, Zwicky L, Barg A. Total ankle replacement for treatment of end-stage osteoarthritis in elderly patients. J Aging Res 2012;2012:1-8.
5. Lee KB, Cho SG, Jung ST, Kim MS. Total ankle arthroplasty following revascularization of avascular necrosis of the talar body: Two case reports and literature review. Foot Ankle Int 2008;29:852-8.
6. Pallavi B, Vaishali J, Devi TP. Effect of circuit training in osteoarthritis of knee. Asian J Pharm Clin Res 2017;10:333-5.
7. Tamilslevan T, Kalaivani H. A clinical study on management of post-operative pain and quality of life of osteoarthritis patients after total knee arthroplasty. Asian J Pharm Clin Res 2018;11(4):93-5.
8. Oka DN, Prayitno SA. Comparison of pain score in osteoarthritis patients treated with a combination of diacerein and meloxicam and meloxicam alone. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci 2017;9:69-73.
9. Kumar BM, Manjula S, Kumar RS. Obesity: Development, epidemiology, factors affecting, quantity, health Hazards, management and natural treatment-a review. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci 2017;9:12-26.
10. Bajuri MY, Abdullah A. Ankle arthritis: Which to chooseâ€“arthrodesis or arthroplasty. J Surg Acad 2017;7:4-8.
The publication is licensed under CC By and is open access. Copyright is with author and allowed to retain publishing rights without restrictions.