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Long-term follow-up on 33 TPR ankle joint replacements in 26 patients with rheumatoid arthritis.
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PMID:  19635418     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: There exist very few long-term follow-up studies, on total ankle replacement (TAR). In the present study a cohort of rheumatoid arthritic (RA) were followed for up to 23 years. METHODS: Thirty-three TAR were performed in 26 RA patients from 1980 to 1993. Removal of the prostheses and radiolucency was considered endpoints. All patients were followed to prosthesis failure or until death of the patients or until January 2008. RESULTS: Two patients with 3 prostheses were still alive with their prosthesis in place. Eighteen patients with 23 prostheses had died with their prosthesis in place. Two patients had their ipsilateral leg amputated 12 and 14 years after operation of unrelated causes. Five prostheses in 4 patients had been removed. The 10 years prosthesis survival was 85%, when removal is the endpoint. CONCLUSIONS: The long-term survival of this first generation type of TAR adds some optimism to the development of TAR.
Niels C Jensen; Frank Linde
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-10-26
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons     Volume:  15     ISSN:  1460-9584     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Surg     Publication Date:  2009  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-07-28     Completed Date:  2009-09-29     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609647     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Surg     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  123-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Orthopedic Department, University Hospital of Aarhus, Norrebrogade 44, Aarhus Sygehus, 8000 Aarhus C, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Ankle Joint / surgery*
Arthritis, Rheumatoid / surgery*
Arthroplasty, Replacement*
Follow-Up Studies
Joint Prosthesis
Middle Aged

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