By: Robert L. Parisien, MD ; Jason P. Tartaglione, MD ; Shaun Kink, MD ; Michael Aynardi, MD ; Lew C. Schon, MD ; and Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD
This “Face Off” presents the most compelling arguments in support of both ankle arthrodesis and total ankle replacement (TAR) in the management of end-stage ankle arthritis. Although it seems increasingly clear that both arthrodesis and arthroplasty will have their place in the treatment of ankle arthritis, both procedures come with particular advantages, disadvantages, and associated complications.
Arthrodesis demonstrates reliably superior outcomes with lower rates of revision surgery.
Robert L. Parisien, MD; Shaun Kink, MD; and Christopher W. DiGiovanni, MD