End-stage ankle arthritis produces severe functional disability, quantifiable by gait abnormalities. In all categories of gait parameters, total ankle arthroplasty (TAA) satistically significantly improves function, compared to patients’ preoperative function. There are increases in step length, cadence and velocity; in sagittal plane motion of the ankle, as well has hip and knee motion, and in ankle power and moment.
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Kinematics and Function of Total Ankle Replacements Versus Normal Ankles