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Is there a role for total ankle replacement in polio patients?: A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  22326009     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although poliomyelitis is almost eradicated, as orthopaedic surgeons we occasionally encounter residual deformities in patients who suffered the disease in the past. An equino-varus deformity of the foot is the commonest deformity seen. In this report we present a 53 years old lady who had poliomyelitis as a child and presented with a painful, degenerate ankle and 12 degrees of varus deformity. CT confirmed advanced degenerative changes. The management options included realignment and fusion, supramalleolar ostoetomy or total ankle replacement. In view of the satisfactory active range of motion and advanced OA confirmed by CT scan we considered the option of total ankle replacement. To our knowledge this has never been reported before. At two and half years follow up the patient showed satisfactory functional results (AOFAS score 88/100) and high satisfaction. Plain radiographs revealed a well aligned joint with no evidence of loosening or osteolysis.
Samer S Morgan; Benjamin Brook; N J Harris
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-12-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  Foot and ankle surgery : official journal of the European Society of Foot and Ankle Surgeons     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1460-9584     ISO Abbreviation:  Foot Ankle Surg     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9609647     Medline TA:  Foot Ankle Surg     Country:  France    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  74-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2009 European Foot and Ankle Society. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Harehills Lane, Leeds, West Yorkshire LS7 4SA, United Kingdom.
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