Functional and Clinical Outcomes of Total Ankle Arthroplasty in Elderly Compared to Younger Patients

Publication date: Available online 17 October 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Shay Tenenbaum, Jason Bariteau, Scott Coleman, James Brodsky Background Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is becoming an increasingly utilized procedure for the management of end-stage ankle arthritis. Elderly patients are the fastest growing segment of the population in the western world, creating a unique challenge to the health economics of our era. Determining if elderly patients with end-stage ankle arthritis demonstrate the same improvements in clinical outcomes and functional measures of gait following TAA would be valuable.

Publication date: Available online 17 October 2016 Source: Foot and Ankle Surgery Author(s): Shay Tenenbaum, Jason Bariteau, Scott Coleman, James Brodsky Background Total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) is becoming an increasingly utilized procedure for the management of end-stage ankle arthritis. Elderly patients are the fastest growing segment of the population in the western world, creating a unique challenge to the health economics of our era. Determining if elderly patients with end-stage ankle arthritis demonstrate the same improvements in clinical outcomes and functional measures of gait following TAA would be valuable.

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Functional and Clinical Outcomes of Total Ankle Arthroplasty in Elderly Compared to Younger Patients